Thursday, February 8, 2018

If you give a snake some sambar

If you give a snake some sambar,
he will want some rice to go with it.

When you look around the kitchen for boiled rice,
you'll realize you need to pressure cook some.

When you start to keep rice in the cooker,
he will spot a caterpillar on your flowers.

When he slithers and tries to slurp up the caterpillar, 
the caterpillar will become a beautiful butterfly.

The butterfly will flit about and spot the moth on your window
and the snake will greedily eye both the winged creatures.

The winged creatures will fly up, up and away
and the snake will be crestfallen, defeated.

He will spot a crispy chip on the floor
and taste the crunchy, salty goodness.

He will wish for some spicy sour dip
to go with the salty chip.

You will feel kind and generous towards the patient snake
and give him some delicious sambar.

and if you give a snake some sambar...

- Bedtime "mouth story" for the girls tonight. The silliest stories evoke the loudest laughs. They rolled off the bed, hysterical. 

This is sambar.
This is the story style.

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