You, Ken-Tu, And The Mockingbird, Part III of III
By Monette Benoit, All Rights Reserved.
Part I in this series was posted
Part II was posted
Later, I heard the garage open; my husband does not immediately enter. When he did, this husband was ‘not’ happy.
He slowly (perhaps to contain anger?) asked, “Did you know the mockingbird was in the garage when I pulled my car in?”
Husband: “Yes, dear, it was in, flying all over the garage.”
Me: “That can’t be. I left the garage door just cracked.”
He: “Then that bird followed Ken-Tu. Ken-Tu was lying on his towel licking himself. The bird was flying into the walls and the ceiling. When I opened the door, it became trapped within the small space between the garage door and ceiling.”
He: “Yes, then – I had to get a broom.”
Me: “WHAT!?” (I could not keep a straight face.)
He: “The bird was frantic. It was throwing itself around, hurting itself.”
He: “So, I had to use the broom, open the door to the side yard, move the mower and yard equipment, and sweep that bird out the side door – not an easy job – as it became more frantic.”
Me: “Maybe that bird will move? Where’s Ken-Tu?”
He: “Asleep in the garage. What the hell were you thinking?”
Ken-Tu moved to the dining room and began pre-emptive screaming. If something looked at him, Ken-Tu screamed.
And the dog? You don’t want to know.
Soon Ken-Tu moved into the bedroom. Woah, daddy! Did spit and hair fly.
But as life rolled itself forward, events calmed down. Ken-Tu now spends his time in the dead armadillo pose under our CD player.
As we prepare for the holidays, I wish you great peace and the ability to laugh at some of your/our silliness. I know ‘you-ken-tu’ grow from life’s lessons.
The day before I submitted this series, Chicos died in my arms. I desire to share with you that I continue to learn multiple lessons from this one question: “Is my life better from this experience?”
My answer today is ‘yes’ regarding Chicos and Ken-Tu.
And the mockingbird? It’s back – singing, perched on our garage roof.
Now I ask you, “What makes your experiences and your life lessons better?”
Part I and Part II were posted www.monettebenoit.com and www.CRRbooks.com