Ok, my last post was very sad, coming after an unfortunate spat between two humans. Today, we will positively counteract the negative vibrations in the world with a fictional happy story and a recipe. This is not to say that all happiness, is in fact fiction.
Once, there was a girl named Darliasus. Darliasus loved to watch birds fly while eating ice cream. Her favorite ice cream was a razzle. Do you know what that is?
1 tub of vanilla ice cream
Add 1/3 cup of each of the following:
crushed sandwich cookies
Liberal amount of chocolate syrup
Continuation of Story:
Darliasus sat on the uppermost limb of a tree as she watched birds fly and listened to them sing. How did she climb so high while holding a giant razzle in her right hand? Very good question. Darliasus was an advanced climber. She could climb using just the strength of her left hand. To her, it was unthinkable to bird watch without ice cream. Perched in the tree, eating ice cream with her right hand and holding binoculars with her left, she noticed a most beautiful bird. The bird had a cobalt blue head and wings, and sported an orange and white belly (see above image). Darliasus’s heart fluttered. She wanted to watch that bird every day of her life.
Alas, it began to rain. Lightening struck, thunder growled. The bird, who had been chirping just seconds before, suddenly went silent and fell to the ground with a thud. Quick as a headless chicken, Darliasus scrambled from her perch. Her feet touched the ground and she rushed to find the bird. Yes, dear reader, the bird was found buried beneath a mulberry bush. Cradling the bird in her empty ice cream bowl, Darliasus rushed home, tearing across fields of white cotton.
Darliasus tenderly named the bird Rain, for the pair had met just before the rain began to fall. After close inspection, Darliasus found that Rain’s left wing was broken. Darliasus was no veterinarian, nor did she ever harbor dreams of becoming one. Yet, she consulted Google, who instructed her to fix the wing by wrapping it in sticky gauze. Darliasus set the wing and fed the bird daily. When the wing was strong, Daliasus lovingly removed the gauze. Rain flew into the wild with nary a glimpse back, leaving Darliasus behind to wonder about Rain and dream that one day they would meet again.
Thirty two years later:
The two never did meet again.