The Robin and the Shark

The seven-year-old mind amazes me.  Brooklyn took this short story she had written home from school this week.  I typed it here word for word.  There’s a great lesson buried in here. 

‘Once upon a time there was a Robin and a Shark.  One day they were going to have a party.  But, Robin couldn’t swim and Shark couldn’t get out of the water becuase he was a fish.  Robin had an idea!  She flew down to a rock by the water where Shark was. 

Robin said to Shark:  “Feel better now?”   “Yes, now let’s party!” said Shark.  “You stay on the rock and I will be in the water.”  Robin flew back into her tree to get dressed.  She wore a purple dress with sparkles and Shark wore a bow tie.  They began the party.  Robin wiggled her hips and Shark jumped in the air and everything turned out great.  The moral of the story is to compromise!’

Robin and the Shark by Brooklyn

Are you the Robin or the Shark?  Does this story really have deeper meaning?  Perhaps. 

I’ve been thinking about Brooklyn’s story and the deeper meaning behind it.  Life doesn’t always turn out how you planned, but it’s how you make the most of each situation that truly counts.   Just because Shark couldn’t fly, Robin didn’t give up on him.  No, she took the party down to the water where they could be together.  The party went on despite their challenges.  They learned to live with what they had to work with.  And you know what?  The party was great–maybe even better that way.

We’re a lot like Robin and Shark.  We could sit back and let the “party” (a.k.a. life) pass us by or we could compromise and learn to celebrate with what we’ve been given.  Cancer or not.  We choose the party.  I think I’m going to grab my bow tie.

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17 Responses to The Robin and the Shark

  1. Amy Sluiter says:

    Go Brook… that is a great story with a great meaning! Thanks for sharing, Dusty!

  2. Dani says:

    I love you Brooklyn! What a great story.

  3. Amandeep says:

    in society and enyoerve is so focused on the goal, forgetting the experience… The importance of the experience, the journey that is so central to our constant evolution of self and yet it often put on the back burner… Even as I sit here and listen to the whole interview he takes you on not only a auditory experience but a mental journey of past experiences, current reflections and visualizations, he pushes you to dive deeper into self and open your mind to an alternative view of what art means to us. I found myself visualizing my mother’s dish that was my favorite and remembering all the flavors and family past times, I even found myself smiling or even viewing visual art in the past that left me with nothing just image, wondering what was the point and even just pushing me to consider this art form, this experience or journey of a different world. I was enlightened and even me made reflect upon my own art and love of writing possibly the experiences that could be created through this means. This is what we need an experience and I think it is a reminder to us that life is about living to evolve and grow. His creation of art can truly be a new beginning and reminder to our society of what is needed, taking it back to the basics that gets so lost sometimes in this fast paced goal driven oriented materialistic society forgetting what is, to breathe, to really see, to question, to search rather than just be told, seeing life for you rather then just being led

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