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The Lion Cub and the Turtle


Intro: Pounding bass note and a stirring fanfare of horns. Welcome to another edition of Things to Think about. Here's Stacy. The horns continue with a keyboard note held. 

Relaxing piano music is in the background. Welcome to the Things To Think About Podcast where we use fables and fairy tales to come to deeper truths about our subconscious world. I’m Stacy Casson and today’s story explores our role in relationships. We will dive into this topic in a tale I call,The Lion Cub and the Turtle.  And now, get comfortable and relax. Take a  Deep Breathe in and exhale. A Deep Breath in, and exhale. A Deep breath in and exhale. And if you'd like, you can slowly...close...your eyes. 

 Once upon a time, A turtle decided to take a walk around their pond.  It wanted some company so it invited a lion cub to join it.  The young cub was eager to join and slowed down to join the turtle.  The turtle enjoyed the sounds of the birds and the insects and could feel a pleasant breeze flowing through its shell.  The lion cub decided the turtle needed some help and gently nudged it along with his nose.  "What, are you doing?" asked the turtle?  "I'm just trying to help you get moving.  You're getting old."  The turtle laughed and told the young cub that it needed to warm up.  "Besides, what is the rush young cub?  There is so much to see and enjoy here."

As they walked along the pond, the turtle admired the acacia trees in the distance.  Their unique shape never failed to stir the turtle's heart.  The turtle was in awe that the magnificent trees grew without any intervention and were a sight to behold  He was lost in thought at how the light reflected through its branches when the lion cub asked, "what is two plus two."  Without any hesitation, the turtle responded "nine." It hoped to put the cub off from its precocious chatter.  The cub tried a different tactic and responded, "What is two plus two plus four."  The turtle responded "nine."  It was fully committed.  The cub, wise to its tricks retorted, "What is two plus two plus five."  Once again the turtle responsed "nine."  "Nine plus 0?" asked the cub.  "Nine" the turtled said.  "Nine times zero?"  "Zero."  The cub was thrown off and quickly recovered, yes "zero."

Nonplussed the cub continued to chatter along the entire walk.  The turtle observed that the termites were starting a new mound.  The aardvarks will be happy, it thought as it walked.  It almost stepped on a dung beetle and decided to pay more attention to the path instead of its thoughts.  It looked forward to seeing more of the unique orchids the termites pollinated.  Meanwhile the cub prattled along as if breathing was optional.  The turtle thought the cub was telling him about this new game that had swept the savannah, but was not sure as the description seemed very technical.  The turtle decided to meet the cub half way and walked a little faster.  The cub was so wrapped up in its game chronicles that it did not notice the turtle was catching up.

Two brown bush butterflies circled each other.  The turtle pointed them out to the cub.  "Look, butterflies!"  The cub scampered over scaring one away, but was genuinely enthralled by the butterly.  "Oh cool, a butterfly!"  The turtle enjoyed the five seconds of silence as the cub observed the butterlfy before continuing his converation.  The turtle starting nipping at the cub's heel.  "Come, hurry little cub, I am warmed up now."  The cub saw their home in the distance.  "Wow, I managed to talk almost the whole way." he beamed.  The turtle said nothing but smiled at the little cub.  The cub ran ahead full of energy.  The turtle watched him return to his home and continued on in silence.  

Sometimes we seek company because we are lonely.  Perhaps you are all the company you need.     And now, you can take a deep breath in andexhale. A deep breath in and exhale. Deep breath in, and exhale. And whenyou're ready, wiggle your toes, wiggle your fingers, and slowly open your eyes.If you are enjoying this podcast, please subscribe and never miss an episode. 

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