Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Cricket in the Monastery

I've been trying to write this children's story for 15 years. It involves a sort of symbolic cricket who represents the agitated mind of the seeker of peace.

Here's what I've got so far...

Shhhhh. There’s a cricket in the monastery
Listen with only one ear
He is eating grass wedges with his sharp mouth
Suddenly, he’s quiet. His dry eyes await your applause
He’ll sing you to sleep with his crocodile wings.

Would you read this story to your kid at bedtime? It's not done yet. Anyone want to illustrate it?
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