language connects us.
“oh, how scary and wonderful it is that letters and words
can change our lives simply by being next to each other.”
as the cousins
find ways to stretch their line
they hang on tight
to see just how far they can go
and still be connected.
even the one who resists
cannot escape their web.
“all things are connected like the blood that unites us.
we do not weave the web of life, we are merely a strand in it.
whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.”
– chief seattle
the aussies have moved back
and the family is reunited
has decided that it would be a good idea
to connect our houses
so that we will always be close by
and never lose our attachment
so he made up a master plan
we’ll need the following stuff:
a couple packs of big nails
a couple of pieces of wood
1 new tree plus the tree that’s already there
2 microphones with tubes attached to the end
1 zip line
1 cubby tree house
1 new house and 1 house that’s already here
2 cans of green paint and 1 can of yellow paint (our favorite colors)
1 tube of silicone stuff
2 key rings (keep in the secret key hole)
2 glass squirrel doors for the holes so they don’t steal the keys
1 saw to cut the wood
1 box of bandaids
1 extra first aid kit
2 bags each of nuts and worms and seeds to feed the tree animals
a couple of packs of kit-kats and carmello bars and cadbury chocolates for us
this is the secret hole where we’ll leave our keys
and always have open access to our houses and hearts.