A Tale of Notions…continues

The first part of this was posted on January 19, 2017,  so if it sounds familiar that is why.
I’m working with Allegory and hoping that I am doing justice to this form of writing. I’m not trained simply venturing into another realm. I hope you enjoy it. There is more to come with this adventure.

Swirling along through the steady stream of Kindness, Authentic Notions decided to stop and rest upon the bank of Turmoil. She lay down on the soft sand and dipped her toes in the shallow edge of the stream. Soon Morning Sun dried off all the water from Kindness that she had on her and her toes ceased their interaction with the stream.

As the heat of Midday Sun began, Authentic Notions sought out Coolness and Comfort instead of returning to the stream of Kindness to be refreshed.  She moved toward the Masses of Moss under the dappled shade of Water Oak. Water Oak and Mass of Moss both drew their sustenance from the waters of Kindness she reasoned, thereby justifying a change in her devotion. After all, she told herself, it will only be once and just for a little while.

Sleepiness came to attend her. She fell into a deep slumber…a place where many go and never recover.  Authentic Notions came to the land of Positivity, where dreams and reality collide.  She had not been there long when she met the Princesses of Positivity. They were three sisters: Pretense, Pleasantry and Persuasion. The sisters ruled over all things fun and playful and positive.

After much camaraderie between the four girls, the sisters decided that Authentic was too old-fashioned of a name for such a fun-in-the-sun girl.  Silly, they said, fit her better.  And so, Authentic Notions became known as Silly Notions. With her new friends, new name, and new found popularity, Silly Notions lulled away days, months, years, and would have stayed in Positivity forevermore had she not heard one day the sound from Faraway Voices. They were chanting ever so faintly:

“Come back. Come back. To Kindness, Kindness, Kindness.”

Silly Notions could barely hear the call of the Crows off in the distance.  At first she didn’t think much of it…but as time passed, the Faraway sounds began to pull at her heart. She strained to hear their call and as she did, the words became familiar to her. The more she listened, the louder and clearer their words became:

“Come back. Come back. To Kindness, Kindness, Kindness.”

“They’re just the old Correction Crows of the Faraway Voices” Persuasion whispered into the ear of Silly Notions, “No one listens to them these days. They’re a nuisance and need to be shooed away, certainly not invited to stay.”

“But…I feel their words carry some meaning for me,” Silly Notions began. However, before she had gotten any further with her thought, Pretense and Pleasantry arrived, flanked her on both sides and slid their arms through hers.

“Come, let’s gather all together and have a feast – a day of celebration for Happiness and Prosperity.  We Positivians have so much to be grateful for, now don’t we?” Pretense smiled and guided Silly Notions away from the calling of the Correction Crows.

“Oh, Silly, a feast!” gushed Pleasantry with excitement. “We have so much planning to do. We must get started now.” She grasped Silly’s arm slightly tighter and followed Pretense’s lead away from the sound of the calls.

But from that day on, try as she might, things just didn’t seem right for Silly Notions. The words of the Crows crowded into her thoughts time and again. Positivity had seemed a grand place before; now it seemed a bit…well, silly.

The holiday was planned and the day came for the celebration.  Happiness and Prosperity, the Illusion sisters, were first cousins of the Princesses; and like the princesses, Happiness and Prosperity were prominent players in the Illusion family.  Throughout the kingdom posters hung decorated with smiles of Happiness and hearts of Prosperity.  They made such lovely decorations but little sense when inspected closely….

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