Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thankful Beastly Day

To the Beasts...

...every day
 is Thanksgiving Day!

They wish us all a Thankful Day
and a Beastly Feast!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Beastly Night!

Tonight is a night of shadows...
 A time to embrace the dark... 

It can be fearful, it can be fun--
This journey on which we embark.

Tonight is a night for Shadows.
If we dare look...
...what worlds can be seen!
Beasts say, "Dance with and Honor our Shadows!"
On this Samhain and Halloween.


The journey can be fearsome, but in the end...
We may find a Shadow can be a Friend.

Thursday, October 4, 2012


Burlie was "helping" me drive. 

Suddenly, he yanked the wheel. 

I had to brake sharply. Before I could chide him about Safety, he was gone. Then I saw what had grabbed his attention:

And there he was...

(Ever since the Beasts Occupied Wall Street, Burlie has been given to "Occupying" anything he doesn't like. He used to just punch people.)

He climbed atop the sign...
...and raged:

"Monsters have Rights!
They are Living Beings!
Just like us Beasts!
Just like you Giants!"
[By "Giants," he of course meant us humans.]
"They can't be SOLD, like things!"

He went on, quite eloquently, about "Giants" enslaving and selling all manner of Beasts and Beings--even Giants enslaving other Giants

I NEVER would have gotten him away if I hadn't told him he had misunderstood the sign...
...that it was the MONSTERS
 who were doing the selling.

That cheered him up.

 And we were back on the road.


You may think he is a Monster--
Though he's not, he doesn't mind.
Beasts know we're all united.
They await true Human Kind.

Thursday, August 30, 2012


The Beasts found it hard to believe their Dear Friend was sick:
So green, so lush, so full of growing fruit!

But despite:



The Beasts finally had to come to:

Their friend was gone.

There was nothing left to do...

...except comfort one another...

...and remember the fruit
still ripening on the vine...

...and the seeds that keep sprouting...

...from the harvest of a richly fruitful life.



Friday, June 15, 2012

Beastly la Différence

Though they are of the same species (Beast), Whimsy and Burlie could not be less alike.

Burlie is 

While Whimsy is

Burlie is

While Whimsy is 

Burlie is

While Whimsy is

Burlie is

While Whimsy


While Whimsy

Yet they are Good Friends.

They have been friends for a long, long time. They met back on the Enchanted Emerald Isle -- and they reunited here in "Merrikka" when Burlie rescued Whimsy after Hurricane Irene...
...and brought her here to live with us.

They share many values...

...and many interests.  

Both like exploring the beauties of our world. They both see a lot.

Burlie likes to look far and wide.

Whimsy likes to look close and intimately.

While they both like exploring...
...they each tend to do it at a very different pace.

Whimsy likes to STOP and smell the flowers. 

Burlie wants to GO find more!

This can be challenging.

So...they don't always see eye to eye.

And then their different styles can cause:

Burlie wants to See! and Do! as much as possible, as fast as possible!

And sometimes, MORE than is possible.

(Whimsy has been known to rescue him, too.)

Sometimes Burlie wants to DO SOMETHING:

He wants to GO for the gold.
He is sure if Whimsy follows him...
She will love it, too.

Sometimes Whimsy goes with Burlie. But sometimes she wants to STAY.
She is sure Burlie will want to, too.


When Burlie can't persuade Whimsy to GO...
And Whimsy can't persuade Burlie to STAY...


Then Burlie gets frustrated.

And Whimsy feels pressured and misunderstood.

Whimsy is sad when they aren't in harmony.

And Burlie is sad when Whimsy is sad.

While they both enjoy the pleasures of a Magical Garden...

Burlie wants to climb up high, to See! and Do!...and Whimsy wants to stay on the earth where the flowers are.

So, sometimes...they part ways.

They each do what feels right to them. 

Burlie scales the heights...
 Whimsy enjoys the flowers...

 And it does feel right...

Even though they miss each other.

(Sometimes...they are not as far apart as they think.)

Their friends watch them, with concern and love. 

They love and appreciate both their dear friends, for exactly who they are.
No need to take sides.

They commune with Whimsy and the flowers.

They Adventure with Burlie...

...and join his lookout for What's Next.

It is hard for their friends, too, to see Burlie and Whimsy struggle.

But there is Wisdom. And Trust. And Love. They know and love and trust...
Burlie's Burlie-ness 
Whimsy's Whimsy-cality.

And they know Burlie and Whimsy love each other, too...and that all will be as it should.
And in the meantime, their job is to be there with love.



Beastly Math

When your dear friends
are at sixes and sevens,
their arithmetic has gone awry.
Beastly Math
has the solution
every true friend should apply.

Beast friends add
(and don't subtract)
all the love
(and don't divide).
And Beasts then find
in this equation
all the love
will multiply.