"Do be do be bop, do be do be yeah, do be do be da! Da, da duh da, do be do be da," The Child sang. "This is so much fun Prophet."
"Do be do be da, do be do da yeah," The Child shouted and did a double axel landing on the lily pad directly on the beat do be do be da.
The Child sang and a sound rich and deep came up out of the depth of her soul.
"Why don't you dance, Prophet?"
"No, you're not. You're sitting there watching me," the Child replied.
"No, I am dancing, Child, to my own beats."
"If you say so," said the Child and continued to sang do be do be da twirl around the lily pad singing do be do be da.
"Eeeeeeeek!" The Child cried out looking into the horizon.
"Don't look at the wave. Keep on singing and dancing."
"But that's a big one coming my way," the Child said.
"I love to hear you sing do be do be da."
"But what about the wave, Prophet?"
"The wave is not significant. Keep singing."
"Do be do be da," the Child barely whispered as the wave approached. It lifted the lily pad high off the ocean floor.
"Eeeeeeeek do be do be da," the Child sang with a tremulous voice.
"Don't dwell on the wave," the Prophet said. "It's directly under you. You're dancing on it."
Suddenly, the ocean calmed, and the lily pad was floating peacefully.
"Prophet, where is the wave?"
"It's behind you, Child."
Yes Patricia, you're right on! Keep on dancing... do what you love and you can get through the challenges in life! Great story! Thanks!!ReplyDelete
Thank you for coming by and thank you for your words of appreciation.
What a great parable - I'm keeping this one with me on my long weekend commute.
Thank you. That is an honor, and I want you to know that I appreciate it.
Interesting twist there. It almost seems to encourage simply experiencing rather than dwelling on something. For once you dwell on something, it may be gone.ReplyDelete
Sometimes it is veery important to experience the joy even when you see a wave coming. It is the joy that helps you get through it.
Very nice. I like the dancing and having read the last couple, you are doing well following a line of story with each letter. Will have to check back to see what happens next.ReplyDelete
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Thank you so much for visiting, and thank you for your words of praise.
Amen!!! Bravo, Pat! Bravo!! I don't know what else to say, except that I am getting more and more filled! Thank you! With love, DeirdreReplyDelete
it means so much to me to know that my posts are uplifting to you. Thank you.
So great Patricia thank you! All the do's in the beat! Just do and be ... be the wave - it's part of us.ReplyDelete
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You're so right. The beats in life or rather each person's own beats are the do and be in his or her life. Thank you so much for coming by.
Ah, equanimity and the transitional. So difficult not to get attached, or so easy to get drawn into that wave, to overreact.ReplyDelete
Do make these charming, enlightening Prophet and Child stories into a book, Pat. I think it will be a bestseller. This is one we can pick up, open to any page and receive the wisdom we need for the day.
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Thank you, and thank you for the suggestion about the book. It is an interesting thought that I may look at if the door opens.
Love back at ya!!! It is soooooo nice walking with you on the journey. I'm proud of you, Lady.
Thank you Pat! So proud of you and this amazing story! Am enjoying so much as it unfolds.Delete
Peace and Blessings!