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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

The Hummingbird And The Elephant

Once upon a time on a beautiful summer day, Elephant was walking down the road, humming to himself, looking around at the trees and clouds and taking in the scent of the beautiful summer flowers. Suddenly he stopped short, because there, flat on her back in the middle of the road in front of him with her feet in the air, was his friend Hummingbird. He could see her tiny breast moving up and down, so he knew she was breathing, but for the life of him he couldn't figure out what she was doing, laying there in the middle of the road.

As he approached to get a closer look, Hummingbird opened her eyes and looked up at her friend. "Hello, Elephant," she said.

"Hello, Hummingbird," Elephant replied. "What'cha doing?"

"Oh," said Hummingbird. "I heard that the sky was going to fall, so I decided I'd better get down here and put my feet up in the air so I'll be ready to hold it up when it falls."

Elephant thought this over for a minute. Then he began to smile. The smile turned into a giggle, and the giggle turned into a laugh. A big, bellowing laugh as only Elephant can laugh. "Oh, Hummingbird," he said when he was done laughing, "You have to be the tiniest bird I know. And the sky is so big! It stretches from horizon to horizon in every direction. How in the world are you going to hold up the sky?"

Hummingbird looked up at her friend. "I didn't say I was going to do it all by myself," she said. "But I'm ready to do my part."


At 10:55 PM, Anonymous hono lulu said...

OMIR, I'm so glad you're doing this! I really need these stories right now. I think they help us to face a grim present with hope for a better future by anchoring us to an ancient and abiding past.

YOU are a good writer. Keep writing.

At 11:08 PM, Blogger Omir the Storyteller said...

Thank you! I'm glad you found me, and I'm glad the stories are helping you.

At 8:53 PM, Blogger Jenni Cargill-Strong said...

Thanks Omir, Beautiful version!

At 8:04 PM, Blogger Mihan Baseball said...

This is not his story

At 8:05 PM, Blogger Mihan Baseball said...

He is a liar

At 12:22 PM, Blogger Leslie said...

I pray you are not judged so harshly when the time comes for you to be judged, Mihan.


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