Stories

January 10, 2022 - King of Kindness

 

Max Recracker

 

Kindness makes a difference … and you may not receive anything in return for your kindness – but don’t let that stop you being kind.  We all know how good it feels when we experience kindness.  And how on a bad day, it can turn things around. Revive our faith in the world.  And it’s not always obvious who’s struggling.  And if you are, coming up against someone who is being unkind can feel like the last straw.  And that straw isn’t always outwardly visible.  So it’s just safer for everyone if we all just be kinder.

 

(Clunk & Jam Second Edition, 2019)

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January 10, 2022 - Strength In Wild Imagination

 

 

Small is Good.

When the wild things contemplate eating Max, he tells them they can’t eat him because he’s a King.  “But you’re so small.”  They reply.  “Small is good.”  Explains Max.  “My powers are able to slip right through the cracks.”  “But what if the cracks are closed up?”  Ask the wild things.

“Then I have a recracker which goes right through that.”  “But what if they have some sort of material that recrackers can’t get through?”  “Then I have a double recracker that can get through anything in this whole universe and that’s the end.  And there’s nothing more powerful than that – ever.  Period.”

When Max tells the wild things he can make everything right.  They ask, “What about loneliness?  Will you keep out all the sadness?”  Max says, “I have a sadness shield, that keeps out all the sadness.  It’s big enough for all of us.”

( ‘Clunk & Jam Book, 2019.  Film, ‘Where The Wild Things Are’, 2009.  Original story and book by Maurice Sendak, 1963.  Reposted from 2011).

 

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October 31, 2021 - Halloween Wink Wink

 

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October 30, 2021 - You Can Do Anything

 

 

“The secret to change

is to focus all of your energy,

not on fighting the old,

but on building the new.”

 

Music by Sia.   Soundtrack to the documentary movie, ‘The Eagle Huntress’.  Reposted from April, 2020.

October 29, 2021 - Robin Small – Wearing The Hurts

 

robin small arrows

 

‘Robin Small wandered wide in avoidance of – all things hard to touch.’

(Reposted from 9.10.2018)

Footnote:  The initial thread of Robin’s story ‘avoidance of all things hard to touch’, might elude to the trouble he has getting close, or being close with others.  Touching – or being touched.  Feeling the pain of loss or disappointment.  His avoidance of feeling things at all?  Maybe Robin Small finds it difficult to connect with things deep within himself?   But maybe he’s also contemplating taking a small step towards trusting again – taking a risk?

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