Wednesday, October 13, 2010

the world from a second story window

When Margaret first told me that she and Steve were going to move her office upstairs, I was a little concerned. You see, teddy bears do not always handle changes very well and this change would mean I might not see Margaret so much as I am accustomed. For one thing, she has made a decision to spend less time at her computer, which means I have seen a little less of her than usual. We still spend what she calls "quality time" together and that is enough for this old bear; she is happy and that is all that matters to me.

Well, as it turns out, the change has been a very good thing. From where I sit now, I see the world through a second story window--a thing I have never done--and the things I see now are wonderful! I have never seen the top of a tree before and can look out over the tops of several now; they are beautiful! I have seen birds land in the trees' branches and take off again, and wonder how it must feel to be able to fly as they do! I must remember to ask Margaret how they do that. 

I have enjoyed sitting in my little patch of sunlight on Margaret's desk when her office was downstairs, but my patch of sunlight is now considerably bigger and lasts a little longer now because the sun shines in through two windows instead of one! My little brotherbear Muddy is a little afraid of high places and has not yet joined me on the window sill, but I think that after he has seen me sitting there, looking out over the treetops, he will see how much I enjoy it and he will come to enjoy it, too. That is my hope, anyway. 

Another wonderful thing I can see from my new window is the playground across the way. It is a very nice place and children seem to enjoy going there to play late in the afternoon. I find myself remembering when Margaret was a little girl and how much fun she might have had at the playground she enjoyed back them. I was never taken there; perhaps she will tell me about those days if I ask her. 

The leaves are changing colors again because it is autumn and the sunlight shining through them is a beautiful thing to see! There are so many kinds of yellow and gold, and Margaret has told me there may be some red, too, later on. I look forward to seeing that.

I see that Muddy has turned toward the window and it appears he may be curious about looking outside. He is a little slower in his thinking and it may take him a little longer to decide if he is ready to join me on the window sill. I will not say anything to him about it, apart from telling him how beautiful all the yellows and golds are. I know my little brotherbear, how curious he is about everything, and think he will join me here soon. I hope so, because the view from a second story window in the late morning sunshine is a thing everyone should see at least once.


Muddy has on paw on the window sill...

This is going to be a wonderful day now.

I just know it.



  1. oh Teddy.. being able to look out the window over the tree tops and watch the birds is the most perfect spot ever.. and to be able to watch little children play tops it all..
    I am sure that Muddy will enjoy the view as well..
    so glad that your upstairs with the sun shinning through Both windows.. there is always something very inviting with the sun shines through. helps with the winter and fall well..
    we so need the light.. not only by the sun.. but in life as well..
    and you my dear dear friend..always seem to bring in much soft light..
    love you little bear..
    give Muddy a hug.. and Griz, Rainbow and Baybear.. as all dancing and are so pleased that you get to look out that beautiful window..
    much love little bear..

  2. You have made an old bear very happy, Hope. Thank you.

    Please, would you give Griz, Rainbow and Baybear a hug for me, and save one for you, too?

  3. I enjoy reading about your adventures and feelings, Teddy. When I read your blogs, I wish I lived in your world. It is much more gentle than the world I live in. I'm glad I can come here and escape my world for a while, and feel the peace that comes from your tender heart.

    Love you, Teddy.