Stories live in your blood and bones, follow the seasons and light candles on the darkest night-every storyteller knows she or he is also a teacher… —Patti Davis
Every now and then someone comes up with some interesting fact or story which creates huge ripples in the world and shakes all the beliefs we have had so far.
This is not one of those I assure you and more over my job is not to create ripples,but to spread awareness or something like that.
This is a real story of some thing that transpired in one of the forestS somewhere in this world, which made lions take that historic decision of staying away from kids.
One fine spring day little Pinkitootle Too wandered in forest and met a lion near a stream
both were shocked to see each other
kid thought hey I thought lions were only found in Zoo
and the lion thought- oh really news flash we don’t live in zoo and forests are our home
and the kid thought- what really
and the lion thought……
Oh sorry I was so lost in the telepathic conversation between the two that I completely forgot to tell you this is the story of those times when kids and animals could read each others thoughts
Anyways and then all of a sudden the Lion roared–he meant get lost
( how wonderful that every roar sounds same every time but has a different meaning)
Little Pinkitootle Too said whole of the forest can’t be your home
lion said yes it is
Little Pinkitootle Too sighed and said oh how I wish we too had lived by jungle rules..I would have lived in Mrs Hershel’s bakery and call it home
Laughed Lion which of course sounded like a roar
to which little Pinkitootle Too said why do you roar all the time?
don’t you get bored
or have a throat which is always sore
how do other animals understand what you mean
do you roar when you are angry or is it when you are too happy
lion almost fainted for he had never being asked so many question in a day
But being a lion he recovered fast and asked little Pinkitootle Too
do you always have so many questions to ask
do you ask more in day or in the afternoon or night
do you ask cos you want to know or do you ask just cos you are bored
do you start asking when you get up and does it end when you finally fall asleep
Little Pinkitootle Too was shocked, for today he met his match
Lion roared again( of course)
and said I could answer all your questions you know but they are top-secret
Oh boo said Pinkitootle Too,I know every thing about you
Roar said the Lion..this time it meant (really!! OK if you are able to answer some of my questions i will tell you every thing)
So began the quiz which went down in history as The Quiz
Lion: Why do zebras have stripes ?
Pinkitootle Too: cos they went overboard with tattoos and couldn’t wash it off
Lion: but why black and white?
Pinkilittle Too: because rainbow took all other colours
Lion: Why do giraffes have long neck ?
Pinkitootle Too: cos their best friends the monkeys stay on trees
Lion: Why do elephants have a long trunk ?
Pinkitootle Too: cos they love showers
Lion: Why do tortoise walk so slowly
Pinkitootle Too: cos if they run their shell will be left behind
Nope all the answers are wrong roared the Lion but you have some imagination and for that I would give you a royal Roar salute and a ride back home…..but never come back
Pinkitootle Too was tired too,so he agreed and got a free ride back home and a Roar salute.
Lion was so tired after one session with the kid that he gave a Roar salute to Pinkitootle Too’s mom who of course fainted and so did the people hiding nearby
But by the time he came back Lion was too tired to hunt and had to sleep hungry that day.
There was an emergency meeting in animal kingdom next day where they all decided
its better to stay away from kids,they ask too many questions
and when Squirrel asked what about adults!
Zebra said hey adults are nothing but blown up version of these little curious cats.
To which cats objected and said we are not curious,how dare you and meow
A Monkey swinging on a tree nearby asked why do you cats always Purr, Roar or Meow
Cats didn’t like that joke and they decided to stay away from monkeys too!
well that’s that.
I hope I have succeeded in creating some kind of awareness and those who are wondering -what awareness?
sit under an apple tree
well it helped Newton!!!