Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Little Engine that Could...

There once was a little train. "Chug, chug, chug. Puff, puff, puff...." The little train happily carried a whole load of toys to the other side of the mountain. She chugged away merrily. But all of a sudden she stopped with a jerk! She couldn't move anymore. Help! But the Shiny New Engine, Big Strong Engine, and the Rusty Old Engine all passed by and would not help the little train, all leaving saying "I can not. I can not. I can not."
The toys were so sad. Suddenly, they saw another engine coming....a Little Blue Engine. The toys asked her, "oh will you please help us get over the mountain, the children need us." The Little Blue Engine responded, "I'm not very big..." but she wanted to help and agreed to try. She tugged and pulled and started off very slowly....Up, up, up. Faster and faster and faster the little Blue engine climbed.

"I think I can. I think I can. I think I can."

At last, they reached the top of the mountain! The little Blue engine smiled. "I thought I could." This goes out to anyone who just needs a little extra boost at this time, whether you're like me and are experiencing occasional panic attacks, or feeling as if you might go ballistic, bananas, berserk or freakin ape while becoming comfortable and familiar with the unforgiving, creepy silence of library...or maybe just having a bad day, this is for you.
Today a young lady in one of my classes couldn't stop herself from bursting into tears when she discovered eight pages of recently written paper...gone. I could have cried for her, I think some of us almost did. I looked over at the girl next to me and her eyes were filled with emotion for this young lady.
To all of you:
we're in this together. You too, like the little Blue engine, can do it. To my psychotic, maniacal roommates (namely Jessica): breathe, do not let the library be the end of your existence. To Jesse: As you said, "well, this paper will be done Thursday, one way or the other"....You can do it too! To my sisters: Driving for twenty hours in a 60 hour period really isn't all that bad. We can do it. I love you all.

With Love,

Kristen Ashlyn

1 comment:

  1. aw psychotic and maniacal...those are loving words


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