Living In Eden

[Assorted conversations recorded over two weeks at the Stone House]

Something weird is going on around here. Things keep popping up out of nowhere. Strange objects and wild animals coming out of the woods and falling from the sky.

Not right

Can you see it? There over my left shoulder. It’s weird right or is it just me?

SEAMUS
We had quite a day, didn’t we Tessa? First the racing pigeon showed up lost and exhausted. So mom put her in the basement and she pooped all over the floor.

Racing Pigeon

MAYA
Yeah, then mom said, “Ok, time to finish that race little birdie.” And off she went into the wild, blue yonder.

TESSA
Then the wild bird got into the house and mom pushed me down the stairs just as I was leaping for it. I would have had the little warbler for dinner if it weren’t for mom giving me the boot.

SEAMUS
Hey, let’s talk about what happened to me. Did you see how I chased that big bear?

MAYA
Bear Slayer, you have the wild animals afraid to venture a paw onto the land after you chased that baby bear away.

SEAMUS
It wasn’t a baby, it was full grown, ask mom cause she was chasing after me chasing the bear.
What’s that out on the pond?

3 Looking

TESSA
Very cool. A tornado forming, ya think?

Swirl

MAYA
Did you hear what that woman said to mom about humans being more important than animals?

TESSA
As if…..and what did mom say?

SEAMUS
Hahahaha, well, mom goes real quiet for a minute and you know she’s wondering if she should just keep her mouth shut or say what she really thinks.

MAYA
Yeah,  so mom kinda smiles and asks the woman what she thinks life would be like without any animals and humans were the only species on this planet.

SEAMUS
Hahahahah, no doggies, hahaha, no bears or birds in the sky, no fish in the sea; no elephants or zebras, no lions….

MAYA
She was really getting worked up in classic mom on a rant. “No Tigers! No turtles,” she shouts, “no horses, donkeys, bees, otters, no beavers, for chrissake! Only humans hunting humans, for sport, for entertainment, for food!” Hahahahah, it was hilarious.

SEAMUS
The woman just stood there looking at mom like she was crazy, with me and Maya standing next to her smiling, because we know what she was saying and the woman doesn’t know that we know, ya know?

TESSA
What about cats? Did mom mention cats?

MAYA
No, don’t recall her saying anything about cats, do you Seamus?

SEAMUS
No, never mentioned cats. Guess you guys aren’t as important as humans and the world can do without you.

Wildflowers swirling

TESSA
Well, I’ve been busy watching the turtles digging holes and laying their eggs.

Turtle

SEAMUS
Is that you digging up their eggs at night?

TESSA
No way! Something else is dining on baby turtle under the full moonlight. Nature feeds on itself, Shih Tzu, and that’s how she controls over population.

SEAMUS
Gosh, I was really hoping to see a whole bunch of baby turtles breaking out of the ground and running into the water.

Broken eggs

MAYA
Watch the Disney channel and you can see it close-up.

SEAMUS
Talking of babies, Tessa, did you see the little fawn coming out of the bushes this morning?

Fawn

MAYA
Naturally, me and the Bear Slayer here, took off in hot pursuit with lots of barking from us and yelling from mom, so the bucolic moment was lost in the chaos of pursuit. It was great fun, though. I sure do love living in Eden.

SEAMUS
Yeah, me too. Can you imagine someone thinking that humans are more important than animals? Where are you going to have a week like we’ve had if only humans lived on the earth.

MAYA
Yeah, instead of a bear, some big hairy guy lumbers across your yard heading out to sleep in the woods; eating berries while scratching his behind and taking a pee in your bushes.

SEAMUS
Gross, Maya, hahahaha, so not the picture of nature at her finest.

 

 

 

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