Dreams in the Night

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Once there were two children who had to take leave from each other, because one had to go this way and the other one that way. When they said goodbye they promised to dream of each other so they would not have to be so sad. And this they did, and in their dreams they were courageous and strong.

Once they climbed a high mountain together, and it took them many days. And they kept each other warm in the night and they helped each other get over the crevices and held each others hand when they had to pass by the terrifying abyss where death was lurking deep down .

Once they were together in a small boat, all alone in the vastness of the sea, and they took turns rowing and shared the last piece of bread and in the lonely nights they saw stars they had never seen before.

Once they were together just playing. And one child said to the other: “Look, I can fly!” Und it soared up and hovered right under the ceiling. This made the other child sad.

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Now now Markus

now_now_markus_ausschnitt.jpgOne day Markus said to his parents, “I want a bird!”
“Oh, my goodness,” said his mother.
“Now, now, now,” said his father.
“A beautiful bird, but not in a cage!”
“Oh, my goodness,” said his mother.
“Now, now, now,” said his father.
“My bird will sleep in my bed with me, and eat breakfast with me,” said Markus.
“Oh, my goodness,” said his mother.
“Now, now, now,” said his father.
“So do I get a bird or don’t I?” asked Markus.
“I won’t have a bird in my house,” said his mother.
“And certainly not without a cage,” said his father.
“Fine,” said Markus. “Then I will drop dead on the spot!”
And he did.
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