8 thoughts on “Mike’s Mellow Moment – A bedtime story

  1. That was wonderful Mike. May we never lock our stars in a suitcase.

  2. Thank you very much for this truly enchanting Dreamland story ⭐

  3. Thank you ladies for your lovely comments and taking the time to listen, not necessarily in that order! Indeed a moral for us all in the story….x

  4. Thanks for the story, Mike. It reminds of a poem by William Hentry Davies, part of which describes sunlight reflecting in a stream looking like stars skipping and dancing in the night sky. Here’s a much shortened version of it.
    What life is this, if – full of care – we have no time to stand and stare?
    No time to stand beneath the boughs and stare as long as sheep or cows.

    No time to see, in broad daylight, streams full of stars, like skies at night.
    No time to turn at Beauty’s glance and watch her feet – how they can dance!

    A poor life this, if – full of care – we have no time to stand and stare.

  5. I love this poem. A few years ago I was so busy with work and seem to busy at home too, that despite doing weeding, I hadn’t seen the pink Lily’s in a corner of my garden not visible from the drive. Only one solitary flower had not wilted and died. The rest ( which I always used to dead head) were shrivelled and brown. I recalled this poem’s famous line. I just didn’t have the time to stare at them in their glory. I had forgotten them. Since then, every couple of days, I make a point of looking at them and dead heading. I make the time to stand and stare.

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