It was dark
now and very large, sparkling purple stars
appeared in the sky. Julio and Muff sat and
watched all the wispy ghost-like birds darting
to and fro. They seemed to be preparing for
Then Simeon said, “Mas noche, vamos a tener un
baile. Hoy es el aniversario de nuestro muerte.”
(Tonight we are going to have a dance. Today
is the anniversary of our death) Well G wasn’t
too please with talk like that, celebrating death,
so she decided she would tell him about the Name,
and LIFE and see what happened. So she did.
Simeon was silent awhile and said, “Si este Nombre
es sobre todo nombre, en los cielos, en la tierra
y abajo de la tierra, entonces debe tener Nombre
tambien abajo del mar.” Si?” “Si,” said G. (If
this Name is above all names in heaven, on the
earth, and under the earth, then HE must have
a Name that is also beneath the sea. Right?)
(Right) says G.
Then he was silent again. All the wispies (that’s
what Julio called them) were listening too, hovering
in the air, some sorta leaning against stuff,
standing up, or floating just above deck.
Then Simeon continued : “Se creemos en este Nombre,
quien dices es la Resureccion y la Vida, nosotros
tambien podamos ser resucitados. No?” “Si” says
G. (If we all believe in this Name, who you say
is the Resurrection and the Life, then we too
can be resurrected. No? Yes, said G) But then
she was wondering, if they are already dead .
. but then I couldn’t be talking to him if he
was dead and them making food and floating around.
It was too much for her brain, so she just cast
it all over on the Name. Let HIM handle it.
Have you ever in your life, seen a
bird smile? Listo, the owl had tried to. Now
this huge, larger than man-sized McCaw was trying
to smile, with his beak in the way. It was very
comical. G & J looked around and all the
flamingoes and other birds were trying to smile
too, like they had just understood something.
Then some bird in the back of the wispies let
out a “wahoo!” Up until now they had been silent.
Then another said. “Amen!” From over by the door
came a shout of “Aleluya!” Granma wasn’t quite
sure what they were whooping about.