What’s the Story About the Fox? Do We Have Here A New Urban Fairy Tale?
MakeBeliefs 2 Help U Smile & Lift Your Spirits
Here’s the latest installment in our MakeBeliefs series to provide comfort and hope to young and old who are feeling distressed and anxious in our too fast-changing and sometimes unforgiving world. It’s our way of making things better by helping you imagine! I created these MakeBeliefs to find hope. If you find value in the MakeBeliefs project, please share this newsletter with someone you care about.
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A fox wanders into central London, one of the world’s largest cities, and tries to come to terms with the immensity of the new urban space. How did this little being get there? Is it still searching for Little Red Riding Hood whose grandmother recently moved to an apartment in the city? Is it looking for greener pastures? Or, is it seeking new adventure, with the hope, too, of discovering food – is there a meal to be had in the person shown about to turn around the corner? Is little fox looking for the country mouse who came to visit his big-city cousin? What does the fox seek? Can it make any sense of the new smells it experiences?
The story or fable you write or imagine is strictly up to you – that’s what imagination lets you do, to think of anything, including story plots, that emerge from your head. Can you even put yourself in the being of this little fox and see the world through its eyes and senses? What do you see? Or smell? Or feel and hear? What’s it like to be a fox lost in the giant city?
Please share your urban fairy tale with us.
Time to be Curious Like the Fox Above or Cat Below: What Questions Are on Your Mind?
In the first module you tried to put yourself in the paws (or shoes?) of a fox. Now, perhaps it’s time to do so and play a curious cat. Use this MakeBeliefs as a Curiosity Page to jot down some of the questions on your mind. They can be about yourself or someone else, or about the world, about our universe. Or, maybe you want to use the page as a Doodling Curiosity Page by printing it out and sketching your favorite doodles, the ones you use when you’re on the phone or seeking distraction. Curiosity is one of the most important characteristics or tools we can cultivate in life because everything is interesting and worth thinking about – the good, the bad, the conundrums we face in life.
Write down what you’re curious about and of which you seek answers.
P.S. You really don’t need to be a cat or fox to be curious. I was only kidding.)
See you Thursday!