Tuesday, 10 November 2020

One with everything

Today, Danshari is so fed up.

What’s the point? Of anything?

He feels tired and discouraged. Nothing is interesting.

He doesn’t want to go for a walk or read a book or play a game.

He just wants to go to sleep for ever.

Why doesn’t something good happen? Something nice.

He goes into the kitchen, but he can’t even be bothered to make a cup of tea.

Yūgen can see something has to be done.

“How about a nice cup of cocoa?”, she coaxes, enticingly. “What would you like? I can make it with whipped cream, and with sprinkles. I can put some marshmallows in, and maybe a little bit of coffee syrup. What do you fancy, Danshari?”

The prospect of this penetrates his silence. It does sound good.

“Oh . . . “ says Danshari . . . “make me one with everything.”

*He’s finally seen the light!* Yūgen thinks.

She makes her magic. And the cup of cocoa — well, it does taste delicious —

— and somehow everything feels a little bit brighter after that.


The Rev. Susan Creighton said...

Any time Yugen would like to visit the Anchorhold, there will be a very warm welcome...especially if the cup of cocoa comes too! (And Danshari would be welcome, too.)

Pen Wilcock said...


It sounds as though they have already infiltrated your anchorhold!

Lovely to hear from you. I hope all your challenging medical procedures have been successful, and you are feeling okay.


Rachel Hassler said...

Thank you for the smile and reminder today. xo

Pen Wilcock said...