by Sarah Earlene Shere, ©2022

Cheshire Cat by Sir John Tenniel (public domain)

(Sep. 2, 2022) — Once upon a time, though not so long ago, a little girl insisted she fell down a rabbit hole. She told of the things she saw there, fantastic nonsensical dreams. And one wonders if they could be true. Could things not be just what they seem? Could a cat from Cheshire put on a silly grin? Could a signpost tell you not where you are but where you’ve been?

Who’s to say there isn’t a world outside our own, a place we may have been to, but sadly have outgrown? Perhaps we can still find it, just behind this rusty door, or within this wardrobe, or with a rabbit through the floor. Let us keep on searching and listen to the breeze that causes all the leaves to sing when it whispers through the trees.

Be sure to find the wonder each and every day. Don’t forget to say a prayer of thanks along the way. You may never fall down a rabbit hole. But finding joy in mundane should always be your goal. Release the child within you, let them laugh and play. Though grown-up chores surround you, let your child lead the way.

Sarah Earlene Shere is an author, actress and cosplayer in her native home of Southern California. In the early 1990s, Sarah fell in love with storytelling at the age of eleven. As she’s grown closer to God and fallen in love with Jesus, her stories have become biblical and allegorical, reflecting her favorite authors, John Bunyan and Hans Christian Andersen. Besides Amazon, Sarah’s stories and writings can be found on Facebook and WordPress under Hosanna Heralds. Her fairy tale flash fiction stories can be found on Instagram and Facebook (#FairyTaleFlashFictionFriday). Since 2018, Sarah has been acting with Long Beach based Masquer Theatre Company. In 2017 she started volunteering with a local cosplay non-profit, Kids Can Cosplay. She prays her stories are a blessing to you!

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