Play Outside They Said
Mama said I need to get out. To experience some fresh air and stretch myself. Little did I truly know what that meant. Beyond the portals of our home there was and had always been a wider world. It just never held much interest. Until I met her.
Varmie was jubilant from the beginning. She seethed with positivity and inquisitiveness. It’s her presence that drew me out. It’s her friendship that showed me what I was missing, and what I wanted. All over a single summer.
Now my kind aren’t known for moving fast or making quick decisions. But I was decisive in my insistence to meet this little creature so intent on examining and exploring all the world had to offer. When I stepped out I was immediately attacked.
Or I thought I was. It was just Varmie showing her love as she engulfed me in a hug. At the time she could. It wouldn’t be long before she struggled to get her finger tips to touch when she greeted me.
I don’t know if I should have gone farther. I considered it, and still do. But there was so much to those hugs. Even if they weren’t everyday. For Varmie was intent on seeing more of the world, of going beyond her own portals.
Today’s art is courtesy of Jacob Duncan from Raleigh, USA.