Flash Post 84!
“Button, my flautist came calling this morning. That sound is so distinctive, so soothing, so magical, so inviting that I’m sometimes tempted to follow that sound and see where it takes me…
Remember the Pipe Piper Of Hamelin? Thus goes the story– The city of Hamelin got infested with one of our four-legged friends, the rat, and the mayor threw up his hands not quite knowing what to do! One of his aides suggested that the Pier Piper Of Hamelin should be called in to tease as many rats as he could with the music he played on his flute and finally end up in the river so the rats would also follow after him and eventually drown and the city would be rid of them!
The mayor took the advice of his aide and that is how the city of Hamelin thought it rid itself of rats!
But, Button, I thought rats could swim! Do you think they took a shower in the river, swam, splashed water at one another, had a picnic and returned to their nooks and crannies giggling all the way back after jiving and foxtrotting to some great music!
I would imagine so!
Those tales– all the tales my generation grew up with like Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, The Pied Piper of Hamelyn, Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, Jack and the Beanstalk– is lost on this generation, I think! Do they read these stories in school anymore? I doubt. Have stories disappeared completely from the lives of children? And, with them, innocence too! Sad.”