An Alternative Ending to I See You
“I see you. I hear you. I smell you. I will touch you then I will taste you,” screamed my tousled-hair daughter dissolving into giggles. She tried to poke out her tongue to sample my skin but was unsuccessful, being too full of the sillies.
Joyously, I picked her up and swung her around. Her giggles rippled out, enveloping the entire park.
“Ariel, you are my perfect child! You are a wonderful combination of bliss and sunshine delightfully rolled into a little girl! Ariel, let us enjoy today!” I sang. Her silliness was so contagious.
It was such a beautiful day to be alive! The sky, a perfect cobalt blue kissed the horizon with deep appreciation. The sun shone with perfection blessing the vegetation. Birds sang with wild abandon as though their lives were the very best. Children played under the watchful eyes of protective parents. The children shared, took turns and were generally happy, as though they had a perfect upbringing. A gentle breeze intensified the perfection of the day and blew our worries away. Yet how could worries and problems even exist on such a perfect day? It was hard to imagine.
It was a day spun from sunshine, honey and gold. You could readily believe that unicorns, rainbows and magic existed. Life for me was perfect. Ariel was healthy, happy and with just the perfect dollop of sauciness. She was fortunate in having the right Daddy too. He loved her deeply, spent quality time with her, praised her triumphs yet gently corrected her. My husband was so handsome; he was carved crystal mystically mixed with sun rays. Beyond that, as a man he let his integrity and honesty lead him.
“I smell Daddy!” Ariel joyously squealed. At that moment with a rush he lifted her high, amplifying her laughter.
So we waded through clear pure water, drank fresh air and marvelled at the cleanliness of the park, our subdivision and the world generally. It was good knowing that conservation and love of the environment were flourishing!