Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Thomas' Second 202nd Story

202.     Once upon a time, there was a black night.  The moon was shrinking.  And the moon was drinking.  From the full river. 
The End.

Thomas' Second 201st Story

201.     Once upon a time, there was a Thomas named Thomas.  He found a den-day.  A den-day is a wonderful thing.  It is like a magic golden egg.
The End. 

Thomas' Second 200th Story

200.     Once upon a time, there was a Thomas named Thomas.  And he saw the shadows.  The shadows were moving.  The shadows were walking.  And the shadows were not good. 
“It’s OK,” said Thomas.  “The shadows are gone now.”
The End. 

Book 269

Children's Christmas Songbook, Chester Music, 2003.

I've had this book for many years. More years, in fact, than I've had children or been married. I found it on Daedalus Books, I didn't have any Christmas song books, and I thought this would work. And it does. 

I've used this book for my own benefit, playing the songs on the flute, the violin and the Irish tin whistle. I've used this book to teach recorder music to kids at the library. And this year, I've used the book to sing the songs and read the stories to my son. 

I can't remember what I paid for this book -- I'm sure it was discounted -- but whatever I did pay, it was well worth it. 

Monday, December 30, 2013

Stream of consciousness poem -- part 65

Chapter 65

November 12, 2011

Is a
Big day

My son
Turns three

And today
My brother
Still lives

Thomas' Second 199th Story

199.   Once upon a time, there was a Thomas named Thomas.  He had three hats:  A cowboy hat, a space guy hat, and a fireman hat.  Because it was Christmas time.  And because he was Thomas.
The End.