I made this back in elementary school.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Reporter: Greetings, tree. How long have you stood here?
Tree: Long before its beginning. I have witnessed the sunsets, experienced the sunrises, and withstood all the noons in between. The wind has sighed through my boughs since I was a seedling, the salted breeze that sweeps through the sea. I have gazed at the silver moon… But to my disappointment, have not seen the stars, which are invisible to us.
Reporter: You are quite poetic, tree. I wonder - Would you like to have been planted somewhere elsewhere?
Tree: Perhaps where the wind is not quite strong… And where there are more plants and birds to keep me company… But a tree does not complain.
Reporter: What have you learned from the hurricane?
Tree: That nothing lasts forever, not even me. But the trees that stand are the trees that endure. I will be here for many more years yet.
Reporter: A nice remark on the essence of mortality. What happened to other trees?
Tree: Many trees that have stood have remained. But some of my old friends shriveled to nothing. A pine tree, which wasn’t even dead, was cut down because someone somewhere didn’t like that his crown had snapped. And of course, the hundred new oak seedlings didn’t stand a chance. But that is life.
Reporter: And it indeed is. I grant you good luck on the gales that will come.
The following interviewee is a precious black-and-white kitty cat of a youthful age, with inquisitive bright eyes and a curious marking. He kindly agreed to the interview as I noticed him journeying by the fence. An exciting conversation by Jadefireeyes.
Reporter: Good morning! What’s your name!
Reporter: That’s a rather cumbersome name.
Cat: Indeed it is. But Mother knows best. With so many similar siblings that resemble me, how else is she supposed to call me for dinner?
Reporter: Hmmm. That’s a clever idea after all. But first, let me ask… What’s your preferred sunny spot?
Cat: Right there on the porch, where the sun slants just right.
Reporter: What’s your favorite place in the neighborhood?
Cat: Here in the backyard, where there’s so much to explore: trees, butterflies, flowers, rocks. Smells, scents and sounds!
Reporter: What’s the coolest thing you ever found there?
Cat: An extraordinarily extremely large shoe. I nearly fell inside, but the shoelaces were fun to play with.
Reporter: Where do you go when it rains?
Cat: I shelter beneath cars. I just hope they don’t move!
Reporter: What would you rather be: a cat or a human?
Cat: A cat, of course! Do you honestly think that a fantastic feline such as I would discover as many adventures as a person?
Reporter: Oh, I see… Are you friendly with other cats?
Cat: Not quite. We are solitary creatures, you know. Unwelcome strangers pass by my home all the time. I just give them a stare and they get the right idea.
Reporter: But aren’t you just a kitten? You don’t seem aggressive to me-
Reporter: Wow! You really scared me.
Cat: ‘Course I did. (Contented purr.) Mama taught me how to be the scariest kitty in the neighborhood. Pretty soon I shall frighten all my siblings into shivering mice!
Reporter: You’ve got big ambitions. You’re quite diabolical too…
Cat: I hope in the right way! (Wink.)
Reporter: It was nice talking to you.
Cat: My pleasure. If you come back, I’ll show you my favorite scratching post!