Micah and the two bears is a story that suggests that something that is usually unacceptable can have its good sides. It talks about acceptance and about enjoying something that is a bit odd or people who are different instead of getting annoyed or upset. It talks about the importance of this kind of acceptance to relationships. It of course also talks about everything else that you, the reader, get out of it. After all, stories are symbols that come to life in the reader's mind.
and the two bears.
Once upon a time there were two little bears who liked to play the
drums. They lived in a far far away forest, where nobody minded how
loud you played. "The louder the better", they said. They
loved noise, because the noisier you were the more you could enjoy
yourself. And nobody minded other people's noise because they said
that if making noise made people happy then the best way for
everybody to be happy was for everybody to make lots of noise. What
a noisy place that was!
elephants stomped their legs as loud as they could, "thud,
thud", and trumpeted all day long, "tarattattatoooootooooot". The lions
roared, "roaaaaaar", the bears growled,
"grrrrrr", the dogs barked, "woof woof". The
gorilla's had found an old piano and twelve of them were playing as
many notes as they could at the same time, "ding, dang, bling,
blong, clang!" And then there were the two little bears who
liked to play the drums, "boom, dash, dash, ching."
good thing of all the noise was that it made the ground shake so much
that people had never dared to go into that forest. And so the
animals who lived there were completely safe from hunters and other
dangerous people things, such as fires and cars and poisons and
then one day there was a boy called Micah. He went on holidays with
his parents and his sister to a place not far from the forest. At
night they heard all the noise wafting along on the wind. They
couldn't hear it very clearly because the forest was still a little
they thought there must be fireworks, but when the noise kept going
they thought maybe it was a thunder storm. But when it kept going
all night long, they thought maybe it was a factory. What do you
think the noise might have been?
time they thought of another answer, Micah said, "dum, dum",
so they thought he knew the answer to what the noise was and that
maybe they were a bit dumb in working it out.
next morning they went out exploring and as they got closer, Micah
kept saying, "dum, dum." Finally they got there.
the animals saw Micah and his family, they got the shock of their
lives. They had never seen people and they were really scared. They
hid away and didn't know what to do. Suddenly it was all the way
then Micah saw the drums in the clearing in the forest. His eyes lit
up and he said, ..... "dum, dum!" Then he ran to the drums
and started playing them as loud as he could.
the animals saw that Micah was happy -- because he was playing so
loud -- they all relaxed and started laughing and everyone went back
to their instruments and made even more noise than ever before.
two little bears didn't mind that Micah was using their drums,
because that way they could have a little rest for a bit and still
listen to the beautiful noise of their drumset. Then mother bear and
father bear made everybody cups of tea with a piece of cake, and so
everybody lived happily ever after.
©2007 Ralph Holwerda
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