Friday, October 27, 2006

El buho, el sol y la luna

Following the story about the mouse looking at the moon, our teacher brought us a script for a children's play about an owl, the sun and the moon. For some reason there is a cricket playing a violin, a wolf howling, a courting couple and a poet writing poems in the play as well.

The moon hatches a plan to take over the job of the sun in the daytime as well as at night. The owl doesn't think it is a good idea but the moon confronts the sun with the plan and the sun agrees. This is OK for the courting couple, the poet and the nocturnal animals but the children are cold and the plants are not growing. In protest the cricket decides not to play his violin. Even the courting couple decide that enough is enough. So it is down to the owl to convince the moon that the plan is not working. By this time though the sun is fast asleep and needs a bit of a shake to get him going. It does all work out in the end though and the sun returns to light the sky in the daytime.

The moral of the story is "cada cual debe estar orgulloso de ser como es y no ansiar lo de los demas". Everyone should be proud of what they are and not long to be someone else.

Fascinating stuff! I just wonder how long it will be before we can progress to adult stories though.

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