7.23.2012

we agreed to no politics, except for dissuading their voting.

we couldn't converse about economy, art, or what we'd done that day.  We deferred the cocktail hour, made it worse (we suspected cocktails first).

Shopping and tourism stayed safe until they became impossible.

It became difficult to prepare and share a meal.

each child photo became a hidden challenge.

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shopping became about the economy.
it became difficult to prepare a meal.
cocktails became suspect.

ideas about tourism came to be about shopping, the economy, what we'd done that day, or art.
conversation became suspect.
no politics but in children didn't work

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The Story


The Bunnybee flew straight back out of the waterfall and took a spin around Xavier’s head teasing him to follow.
Xavier thought for a moment about what he had seen and decided to take a closer look at the waterfall. Sure enough, the waterfall wasn’t an ordinary waterfall at all. There was an inviting little dry cave behind the water. That’s how the Bunnybee survived! With that discovery, Xavier held his breath and splashed through the water into the hidden cave. He rubbed his eyes to adjust to the dim light and when he looked again he saw millions of beautiful sparkling crystals of all sizes and colors. Xavier was so surprised by the sight that he almost forgot about the Bunnybee! But that didn’t last long. Here came the Bunnybee buzzing him again, flying off deeper into the cave. Xavier took out his flashlight and started to follow. This was really becoming an adventure.

Maybe this cave is actually a tunnel, he thought. He wondered where it would lead. The end of the tunnel finally appeared but the opening was covered with Kudzu vines so you couldn’t see what was on the other side. Xavier took out his pocketknife to cut away some of the vines and poked his head into the bright sunlight once again.
Amazing! Bunnybees were flying all around sprinkling magic dust from the crystals onto the cabbages. Rows and rows of cabbages were everywhere. But, there was something different about them. Xavier blinked his eyes and squinted at what he thought was movement among the cabbage leaves. Xavier moved closer and soon could see that there were lots of small kids and babies sleeping and playing among the cabbages.

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The Bunnybee flew and took a spin around X’s head teasing him to follow.

X thought about what he had seen and decided to take a closer look.  There was an inviting little cave behind the water.
X held his breath and splashed through the water into the cave.

He rubbed his eyes and when he looked again he saw millions of sparkling crystals, all sizes and colors. X  was so surprised he almost forgot about the Bunnybee! But that didn’t last long. Here came the Bunnybee buzzing him again, flying deeper into the cave. X followed. This was becoming an adventure.

This cave is actually a tunnel.  Where would it lead? The end of the tunnel appeared but the opening was covered with Kudzu; the other side was obscured. X took out his pocketknife to cut away the vines and poked his head into the bright sunlight once again.

Bunnybees were flying, sprinkling magic dust from the crystals onto cabbages. Rows and rows of cabbages were everywhere.  X moved closer and soon could see that there were lots of small kids and babies sleeping and playing among the cabbages.