Our life living off the land in our log cabin, breathing fresh mountain air, and getting back to basics.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

From Dimples Eyes

Thanks for your comments on Dimples and Dot, I've written a little story (my first while living here at the cabin) inspired by your comments, I hope you enjoy it.  Your comments are in italics (I did use some creative license to modify them ever so slightly).

From Dimples Eyes

Dimples looked up with wide eyes and asked "are you my mother?". Dot looked down lovingly and said "yes, I'm your snow mother".  Dimples, being the curious snow boy that he was, said "but where did I come from mom?".  Dot looked down tenderly and said "you were created by gentle and loving hands that wanted to see the snow come to life."  
Dimples was happy.  It was cold and as the bright spot in the sky started to fade, he could feel the chill in the air making his body icy and hard.  He looked at Dot, who smiled knowingly and said "the sun is setting Dimples, and soon it will be dark. The darkness keeps things cool, and you will feel this way all night long. It is good". 
When the sun came back, things felt different.  Dimples was scared and again looked to Dot.  She looked funny, with parts missing, and suddenly Dimples realized he was on his side.  Dot quickly assured him "do not worry Dimples, you are changing. When you warm up, your snow will melt and turn into water.  It is good".  "Oh mom, do I have to?  I don't want to turn into water, I want to stay snow, like you!".  
"I know Dimples" assured Dot.  "I will be turning to water just like you, it just might take me longer.  This is life and it is good."  Soon the sun went away and Dimples could feel himself turning into water.  He didn't hurt, he felt different.  Smooth.  Liquidy.  Warmer.
When the sun brightened the sky the next day, Dimples was almost all water.  He could no longer see, but he could feel Dot there with him.  Dot explained that water is good.  "You see Dimples, soon our water will drip from where we stand on this table and soak into the ground, nourishing the earth.  You will become part of the earth right here beneath us.  Water is necessary for all life". 
Dimples became excited.  "Are we really going to get to stay here in this neat place mom?".  "Yes my dear Dimples, we are".  Dimples could feel himself turning into a pool with his mom...
 ...at first slowly dripping...
 ...and then rushing from the table.  It felt like they were rushing together to their next adventure.  Dimples could no longer see his mom, but he knew she was there with him.  
As the speed of their dripping slowed, he could feel their water soaking into the earth far below the table.  This was a new beginning in a new world and Dimples knew it was good.

The End

I hope you enjoyed Dimples story.  Thanks for your comments that inspired me to take my pictures somewhere!

Thanks for reading my blog, you are the best f/f/r/s/f's, see you tomorrow,


Susie Swanson said...

Awe, I love this. You did a great job. I can't wait to read your book when you get it out. I'm sorry I haven't been around lately. I've been busy doing some quilting. Sorry I missed out on everything. Hugs

Vicki Lane said...


NCmountainwoman said...

What a sweet, sweet story.

Dad/Pepere said...

Publish it! A great children's book. Hugs!

Lise said...

Thanks so much Susie, and no worries, quilting is good for the soul:)

Thanks Vicki and NCmountainwoman!

I need to tweak it some dad, but that's a possibility. Hugs back