“Stone pushing… construction zone… castle builder. Chief builder in charge… Bear.”
“Soon to be completed. We are progressing fast with construction.”
“Come see our wide array of floorplans… get in on our unique community. We are the best.”
“Stone pushing… windowed walls… beautiful walls with colorful crystals embedded in them. How many colors can I make them?” asked Bear.
“Stone pushing… I can see the homes building themselves. Stones walk up the staircase… big on the bottom… little above.”
“We have an open door policy. Need personal experience in believing what isn’t seen… in other words imagination.”
“I open the door… go fishing. I open the window… go fishing,” said Bear.
“Stone pushing… stones are all over the place. They are all over this canyon.”
“Stone pushing… what a way to build homes. Free building materials… all over.”
“Inventors create everything… I need to start looking. Who knows maybe I can make the colorful glass myself,” said Bear.
“Stone pushing… windowed walls… maybe I can extend them as high as the clouds! Windowed walls… lower than the ocean floor… a very large community.”
“Stone pushing… windowed walls… windows wide open or closed tightly. Windowed walls… sailing high up on oceans blue.”
“Stone pushing… maybe the windows are doors. Maybe the windows are invisible and we don’t see them at all.”
Maybe the windows are the eyes to a new way of living. Could be they are to feed your soul… is that why you need to buy here?”
Bear finished his speech to the crowd who had gathered for his grand opening. He stretched and turned over in his bed… his dream just about over.
“Time to get out of bed… do it now. Done with dreaming… today is my deadline to start stone pushing… in the construction zone.”
Bear padded out in the stream… nice looking fish. He walked further into the stream… rushing white water.
“Oops, the fish slipped out of my paws… the fish that got a way. This one doesn’t have a chance,” he crunched it with his teeth.
“Breakfast is over. Now it is time to open the construction zone… stone pushing.”
“That’s a nice stone… let’s push. Harder than I thought,” Bear said outloud.
“This home will be built in no time at all. Stone pushing is good exercise.”
“Stone upon stone… large on the bottom… smaller sizes above… that’s how it will be done. Stone pushing… has anyone ever done this before?”
He climbed down to the bottom of the stairs. He looked up… saw all the random stones on the deck above his head.
“How long have I worked? The sun has moved some distance in the trees… not very far.”
“Well the only way to get started… do it now. Pushing stones is my way to build custom homes.”
“Stones are free… my labor doesn’t cost me anything but my time. Yes the homes will be nice.”
He could hear a rumbling noise. Bear noted the odd sound of a small bell again.
He looked up… he was in trouble. He could run but he wasn’t going to be able to hide.
The rolling stones were tumbling rumbling down the stairs. One after another… he turned and ran.
“I need to get out of their way. If I run fast enough… I’m safe, no longer in construction zone.”
Stones rumbled by him at a fast rate of speed. They were out running him.
The rumbling stones were noisy… “Kerplunk, kerplash, splash, sploosh, thunk.” Rolling stones stopped at the river bottom.
Bear said outloud, “So is that what hitting bottom means? Guess I learned something new today.”
“Rolling stones… now where have I heard that before? Sounds familiar,” Bear said.
Forest creatures were gathering in a nearby cleared area. All kinds of creatures, squirrels, deer, birds, turtles and more.
“There goes the neighborhood… this rumbling noise is too loud,” said the squirrel. “My peace and quiet is gone… forever!”
The squirrel ended his comments by stamping his foot on the ground. He shook his head over and over again.
The deer stood up and said, “This is not for me. I need peace, quiet and stability to raise my family.”
The owl stood up and asked, “Has anybody talked with Bear to find out what he is doing?”
The forest creatures looked at each other… no one could answer the question. No one had talked to Bear.
“Well let’s go talk to Bear to find out what he is doing,” said the owl. “We need to understand him first before we kick him out.”
All the forest creatures were sitting at the river bottom looking up at Bear who stood on the deck. Nobody knew what to say.
Owl spoke first, “Bear what are you doing here with all these stones? He pointed to the pile of stones at the river’s bottom.”
Bear answered, “I am stone pushing. I’m building myself a home… then I changed my mind.”
“I need a community so I am not alone. So I will build lots homes to create a community.”
“This is not going to be as easy as my dream. I need help… will you help me?”
All the forest creatures were happy. They talked each in their own language… yes they could help.
“We will show you around our native homeland. We’ll look at different styles of homes.”
“We can show you areas you might want to use as a home. The different styles are amazing.”
“Bear, let’s go see the beavers. They do show and tell… look there’s one chewing plants right now.”
“Bear these are the beavers who are famous for daming up rivers. They build their homes in the ponds caused by the rivers backing up.”
“Their huge front teeth are used to cut the trees and plants. The cut trees and plants are used for building.”
“They take mud and plants to pack between the trees so water will surround their home.”
“Nature provides everything they use… including the trees and plants that build a lodge. Lodge is their name for their home.”
“They spend a lot of time in the water. Their home, like themselves is in the water.”
“These three are the quickest to build. Not as hard to build as the beavers.”
“Turtle carries his home on his back… his shell. The rabbit burrows tunnels in the ground.”
“This cave you can live in… just as it is. It is hidden behind the watterfall.”
“Fishing galore at your door step…
“You could fish here and live here at the same time. Do you want us to show you how to get inside?”
“I love it… no more stone pushing. The waterfall is built in white noise.”
“Added bonus… I can do my laundry… wash my socks in the waterfall… don’t need quarters!”
Will Bear go inside and go to sleep? Will he wake the neighbors with his snoring?
BearHugs ’til our next adventure,
Amy & Bear