Thursday, July 21, 2011

Auddrienda and The Magic Tools

I'm slightly embarrassed, but I used to make up stories for my siblings and this was a frequently recurring one. So, knock yourself out! Please note: We read the real Grimm's Fairy Tales so this is no sissy stuff.


Once upon a time there was a Princess named Auddrienda. She lived in a cave with a pet giraffe. Every night she dreamed for a Prince to come and spirit her away to his castle. One day Auddrienda and her pet giraffe were walking in the forest and happened across a magic hammer. “Look, my pet giraffe,” the princess said “it’s a magic hammer.”
“I’d leave it alone” the giraffe replied
“But it could come in handy. I will take it home and hang it on the wall”
And she did.
That night Auddrienda slept in her little bed in the little cave, when a prince burst through the wall riding a white horse, bronze armor gleaming. “Princess Auddrienda!” he announced, “I’m here to take you away to my castle to be my queen. Come with me!”
“How lovely. Let me pack my things!” Auddrienda said, leaping from her bed.
But as she skipped to her luggage, the door was flung open and in came the magic hammer. It fell upon the prince and hammered him until he fell apart revealing a heart of stone! “Oh no!” Auddrienda said to her pet giraffe who came in when he heard the noises, “This prince has a heart of stone. I can’t marry a prince with a stone heart! Let’s bury him in the backyard.”
And they did.
The next day Auddrienda and her pet giraffe were walking in the forest and happened across a magic wrench. “Look, my pet giraffe,” the princess said “it’s a magic wrench.”
“I’d leave it alone” the giraffe replied
“But it could come in handy. I will take it home and hang it on the wall”
And she did.
That night Auddrienda slept in her little bed in the little cave, when a prince burst through the wall riding a black horse, silver armor sparkling. “Princess Auddrienda!” he announced, “I’m here to take you away to my castle to be my queen. Come with me!”
“The hammer was right! You are my prince. Let me pack my things!” Auddrienda said, leaping from her bed.
But as she skipped to her luggage, once again the door was flung open and in came the magic wrench. It fell upon the prince and wrenched him to pieces revealing a heart of marble! “Oh no!” Auddrienda said to her pet giraffe who came in when he heard the noises, “This prince has a heart of marble. I can’t marry a prince with a marble heart! Let’s bury him in the backyard.”
And they did.
The next day Auddrienda and her pet giraffe were walking in the forest and happened across a magic screwdriver. “Look, my pet giraffe,” the princess said “it’s a magic screwdriver.”
“I’d leave it alone” the giraffe replied
“But it could come in handy. I will take it home and hang it on the wall”
And she did.
That night Auddrienda slept in her little bed in the little cave, when a prince burst through the wall riding a golden horse, golden armor glowing with impressive warmth. “Princess Auddrienda!” he announced, “I’m here to take you away to my castle to be my queen. Come with me!”
“Hot dog, you MUST be the one! Let me pack my things!” Auddrienda said, leaping from her bed.
But as she skipped to her luggage, the door was flung open and in came the magic screwdriver. It fell upon the prince and unscrewed him until he fell apart revealing a heart of gold! “Oh no!” Auddrienda said to her pet giraffe who came in when he heard the noises, “This prince has a heart of gold. And while it makes for a good metaphor, I can’t marry a prince with a golden heart! Let’s bury him in the backyard.”
And they did.
The next day a very low-spirited Princess and her little pet giraffe stumped through the forest kicking the trees and various small animals. They didn’t come across any magic tools, and both of them thought this was for the best. That night when they went to bed, Princess Auddrienda said, “Well, I guess I have to make do with my dreams, since all the Princes around have hearts of stones, and marble, and metallic substances. I guess we better go to sleep.”
And they did.
Just as Auddrienda was about to fall asleep the wall of the cave burst in again. There was a prince in armor that was once probably a dull silver, but now didn’t look like much. He rode a horse that looked about as tired as the Princess herself from her sleepless nights. “Princess!” he cried, “I’m here to-“ He would have gone on, but Auddrienda had thrown her pillow at him. “Quiet!” she hissed, “the magic tools! I’m getting my things.” She tiptoed past the now nervous Prince and began to open her luggage. Just then the door burst open and the magic hammer, the magic wrench, and the magic screwdriver flew in and hammered, wrenched, and unscrewed the prince to reveal….a human heart!
“Oh NO!” Auddrienda cried to the little pet giraffe who came in when he heard the noises, “I actually could have married THIS one! Let’s bury him in the backyard, I guess.”
“But wait!” exclaimed the giraffe, “I happen to have this magic glue that should do the trick.” And in flew the magic glue and glued the prince together again. He looked a little more tattered than before, but at least he was a Prince. He and Auddrienda packed up her luggage, took the magic tools, the tired horse and the little pet giraffe and traveled all the way back to the Prince’s castle where they lived happily ever after.

The end.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Aleph

Things so unseen make it hard to fix our eyes
Even when we comprehend the promise
Momentarily of blessed blessedness eternal
And the trust of leaning on His arms
Bigger than my faith
The accuser stands at my left hip counting
And recounting my blame
For my eyes have been fixed
On perishing man
And not on the plans of His maker
Let me recall your unfailing promises
Happy if I live in you.



Ok, it's incomplete and slightly off sounding, but I figured I ought to make good on my last post and actually post something before my followers think I died.