This story is the result of a spiritual direction session that occurred this morning, in my journal, between a very patient, wise, kind me, and a very shy, very young part of me. This shy youngster so much wanted a new story but was too shy to explain. Her bear, Ted. E. Bear, was the one who was able to ask for the story and who ultimately actually wrote the story. (It is in a wholly different handwriting in my journal, very blocky looking print, with no editing or corrections.) Ted E. Bear asked for a “crash & bang & fight & hero story.” Here it is. (I cried at the end, as you can imagine.)
Crash, Bang, Fight and Ted E. Bear
Bang is a loud car w/ exhaust like gun. Crash is car in demolition derby. Fight is big Army tank & Ted E. is, well, he’s the owner of all these – he has them in his garage. And Bang also has a funny a-ooh-ga horn – I’m gonna fix the exhaust & just make loud sounds that way now. Crash really likes to crash sometimes. Me too. Like bumper cars! Fight is kinda weird. I think he wants to just go in parades & be with the clowns & horses – yes – the rodeo day parade & he wants to be one of the really fun ones everyone likes – handing out candy & money to everyone – not just a few! whoever wants it can just have it!