“Are you there?” He muttered under his breath. He was shaking from head to toe. He held his hands out to the morning light streaming in his front room. “Can you hear me…..God….?” He said a little louder this time. Still no answer. A car went by. A plane flew over his house. The coffee pot gurgled and hissed. A single drop of water dripped out of his kitchen faucet. He wrapped the fleece blanket around his shoulders and went to the couch. He made himself comfortable. He laid back and his gaze drifted around the room. “God I don’t feel good and I’m lonely…..can you help me?! Where are you right now?!” Silence again….and one thought…”take a nap.” He closed his gray eyes, shuddering as he grasped the blanket. Gradually he stopped shaking and drifted off into dreams where he was warm.
“Can you teach us how?” chorused the children in the golden oak trees canopy. Above her the night sky sparkled but felt like a secret. Were these fledglings ready? If not now when? She looked into their eyes lit by starlight and whispered, “Raise your hands over your head and jump….just fly.” One by one they did as she said and did just that.
This is based on one of my flying dreams where I was teaching little children how to fly. It’s so easy to fly in dreams.
Hello to you. How are you doing today as you visit here? I hope this finds you well. I’m kind of in a weird space inside. Every time I turn on the news I feel more anxious. I’m still waiting for the good news that this whole Covoid 19 pandemic is behind us! Wouldn’t it be nice to have a bunch of Superhero’s and or meta humans like the The Flash to help us out?
I’m finding comfort in telling stories. I hope they are they are enjoyable to you too. The inspiration for what I’m writing today came from the time before finding my current husband. I can remember looking up to the stars and asking, “where are you?” One of my husbands and my favorite superhero’s is Superman. I know there are a bazillion different renditions of how Superman came to be – mine cuts through the chase of all the baby stuff lol.
It was a long long time ago, well may be not that long ago, a lonely woman was standing out in the darkness. Her weary eyes scanned the dark night sky. She whispered under her breath, “Where are you?! I am lost. God can you hear me?” The vast sea of stars seemed to respond to her words. A single star stood out from all the others and twinkled at her extra special brightly. Speaking in star speak so to speak!
Many moons, stars and suns passed and the lonely woman began to wonder if she had been forgotten. Again she found herself standing out under the night sky and just as she began to speak, a familiar star shot out across the sky! She exclaimed to the darkness, “Is that you?!”
Now star time and human time are not the same. A single day for a human is light years for a star. It takes a long time for messages to travel back and forth but they do get exchanged. Little did that woman know that many miles away from where she was standing that shooting star landed on earth. The surprising thing was it was no longer a star but had transformed into a man. The man knew why he was there and knew either he had many miles to travel or the one who had summoned him to earth did!
There were many rotations of earth. There were many risings and settings of the sun and moon. There were many rotations of the constellations before the man from the stars and the woman would meet. When they did finally meet she had one word for him, “Superman.”
“Superman” in the English Ordinal system equals 107
“starman” in the English Ordinal system equals 86
So it’s Saturday. It’s looking like the weather is going to be really nice out. Tomorrow is Mother’s Day in case you forgot. I hope you have a wonderful day. I’ll probably be back later. Writing seems to be helping me adjust to what I’m going through right now.
Love the blue guitar he uses!