Yellow Bear Journeys
Taking Loneliness out to Sea
The other day, Loneliness was being a royal pest. Always putting his head in everywhere and never going away.
I said to myself, here’s a chance to meet another of my emotions and make him my friend.
So, Shana, YellowBear and I decided to take Loneliness out to sea. That, we decided; we three.
Shana sat in the back and steered, while he had a good time laughing his head off – not literally. Laughing is what Shana does best. The laughter made Loneliness squirm. But, he was really being a pest, so he wouldn’t go away, just squirm.
YellowBear was in the middle – working the biggest sail, while he munched on blueberries. Every time Loneliness would venture near, YellowBear would offer him some blueberries. But, Loneliness kept his distance.
I was in the front, deciding where we should go. Every time Loneliness would come by, I’d just smile, letting him know it was OK. He could be comfortable. He could be himself.
Loneliness wasn’t buying any of it.
So, the three of us – YellowBear, Shana, and I, just enjoyed being ourselves, enjoyed being with each other, and enjoyed riding out to sea … and enjoyed eating the occasional blueberry tossed our way.
Don’t ask me how or when it happened. But something changed in Loneliness on the way out to sea. I guess he finally decided we weren’t going to throw him overboard and leave him there to fend for himself. Loneliness decided to enjoy the ride and to enjoy himself. He stopped being a pest. He became our friend.
And, all we did was be ourselves – our deepest, truest selves. And, enjoy the ride!