Are you a grownup? Maybe you want to read last week’s blog post too: The Secret of Standing Like a Tree: For You
FoxTales Debut – Aftermath:
Shell Wakefield, heroine of the children’s magical fiction novel, Because Of The Red Fox, is stunned. Leaves the Red Fox offers comfort of a kind.
Shell: I don’t believe it.
Leaves: What don’t you believe, Shell?
Shell: FoxTales ... the blog comic. Jane even sketched out a bunch of episodes. To the right is the first one. It was supposed to be about us.
Leaves: Just because a novel was all about us doesn’t mean everything has to be about us.
Shell: Oh, I know that! The world isn’t all about me. But even you got into the first comic!
Leaves: Lucky me. You know why your cousins got into the first one, though.
Shell: Because Annie stood like a tree?
Leaves: She was relevant.
Shell: … because what she was doing tied into last week’s blog post. Fine! So the secret of relevance is to stand like a tree.
Leaves: In the short term. But, indeed, fame and a fortune cookie could well be yours by standing like a tree. Certainly one of the secrets of a happy life is yours for the taking by doing so. Look how much fun this Red Alder sapling is having.
Shell: But that’s what Red Alders do by their very nature ….
Leaves: And take note of the Sword Ferns in the photo below. Don’t they look like they’re having a fantastic fiesta?
Shell: Well, yes — actually, they do! Don’t tell me they’re imitating trees too.
Leaves: No! Of course, not. Look at those fox tails — try them out yourself, Shell.
Shell: What? Oh … I get it. So all I have to do to get into my own comic is to imitate you, Leaves? That seems ridiculous ….
Leaves: Do that! Have a little mischievous fun. There, Shell. Very good. You even got my whiskers. Now look at the comic again. Is that me in it, or you?
Shell: Hm! Okay, Readers – what about you? What happens to you if you stand like a tree or imitate Leaves? (or ferns or other fantastic creatures inside, outside, or in your imaginations). Please share your adventures below!