Oh this book. What can I say about this other childhood friend? I loved this book when I was little. California friend and I once performed it as a play for my mother. I knew it by heart. I played "Bear". I played Bear because I wanted to be Bear - I really did. The story is delightful, Duck is a happy housekeeper (didn't want to be Duck) and Bear is a happy cook. They celebrate their differences and are the best of friends.
I wanted to live in Bear's kitchen. It thrilled me to no end, the thought of making "honey cake" or "nut pie" in this kitchen was just beyond beyond. Don't you just love it! I know my mother is cringing - she's a duck.
Here's the funny thing. I did turn out to be Bear. I have my own version of his kitchen now. I am not now, nor will I ever be Duck, would rather cook than clean any day! I connected with Bear, all those years ago, for a reason. I think if you get stuck, if perhaps, you have misplaced your joy, try looking back. What did you like to do most as a child? Is there a way to bring some of that into your life again?
One of my favorite things to do as a child, was to laugh with my best friend, and I'm getting to that again tomorrow. I might just bake her a treat. I probably won't clean my house - she won't care. We'll be eating and laughing. We are always laughing.
Two good friends - hard to beat.
How about you - are you a duck or a bear?