“……and now we go separate ways for separate duties!”

“……and now we go separate ways for separate duties!”





So, friends needing healing, friends needing feedings–

And friends needing new set of directions to the next bright spot

Did now divide themselves quite by nature into three leadings:

One group to nurse Spottedy,one to find food, one to find new map dot.





So scouting group formed by blend of Flop-Eared Boy and Donkey to hear

Both to lead in listening for water, for sounds of sizzling light to guide their parade,

For sounds of new friends in aide, for those working to bring grains to bear

These friends more strongly on their way, for sounds of forces forbade.





So quick food foraging group was already behind Old Crookeye, Old Dog;

To see better, to reach out with scoping and sniffing nearby ready eats

Bringing Mistress Mouse up from the rear to twitch out crumbs from clog

Bringing Littley Lamb to nose out tender shootlings from byways as treats.





So tender ministering toes and Bushy Palms and blinking and twinking

Did Croaker and Terrapin, Cuddles and Jiggles, Old Stump Woman and Fuzzy Worm

Bring to seep healing and love into Old Spottedy’ heart and soul, once sinking

Sung to blissful rest by Ugly Bird and overflown with cooling by Old Crow o’er the berm.


60 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cat Forsley
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 04:52:19

    I totally get it xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

    • granbee
      Jul 17, 2012 @ 05:00:21

      So very pleased, Cat! Yes, YOU would certainly “get it” about us all being separate parts, with separate functions, of the same Body!

      • Cat Forsley
        Jul 17, 2012 @ 05:01:49

        I think your best piece …..
        i really do …..
        you are so intuitive ….and so insightful ……..
        i love you dearly Rose xx

        • granbee
          Jul 17, 2012 @ 05:05:10

          Cat, I agree–I truly feel this is my best segment of the critterly journey I have posted here. I am taking a lot more time and meditation and research these days before publishing each post. Also, by publishing only one or two a week, I am finding I am giving more followers and visitors an opportunity to join in this journey with us. Blessings on you always, dear Cat!

          • Cat Forsley
            Jul 17, 2012 @ 05:07:25

            That’s beautiful …………it really is ……
            i couldn’t be happier for you ๐Ÿ™‚
            it’s how the reader reads it – through your words – and interprets the message you are writing – that’s what makes this one very very special ….
            love and blessings to you always xoxoxoxo

            • granbee
              Jul 17, 2012 @ 05:11:28

              Yes, dear Cat, in order for us all to connect around the world for Peace and Goodwill through The Light, we must have plenty of “wiggle” room with our own personal responses which connect us to each other. Bless you for seeing this so very clearly!

              • Cat Forsley
                Jul 17, 2012 @ 05:14:22

                It’s You that saw it clearly and wrote it ๐Ÿ™‚
                i just responded with love and admiration for such beautiful words of joy xo

                • granbee
                  Jul 17, 2012 @ 05:26:36

                  When I said you “see” clearly, I was attempting to show you that your true vision is not what you see with your physical eyes, dear Cat!

          • jennifer
            Jul 17, 2012 @ 23:12:38

            Sometimes, I think we feel that we must post every day. I have more visitors the more I post, but my posts are better when I post more infrequently – maybe 2-3 times a week. I think I have one good post in me a week and one great post in me once a quarter. This is wonderful, Rose. I agree — your best yet. But, originally, I had too look up “TERRAPIN.” =)

            • granbee
              Jul 18, 2012 @ 02:03:05

              Tut, tut, Jennifer–you have not spent enough time in the Deep South and not enough time with terrapins! (tee,hee!) I really do think most of us have about one really good post per week–and then maybe one more ALMOST as good! I love all of yours, however! So pleased to have you with us again here commenting again today! Glad you see this as my best post on this journey to date!

  2. lscotthoughts
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 06:59:44

    As through your entire journey, this poem contains so many adorable lines and language and not excluding your loving message, Rose~ How is your submission process going? I remember you had a goal of August this year, if my memory serves me right… ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  3. Christy Birmingham
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 10:04:35

    granbee comes again with words like poetry and messages to give us! Have a terrific week xx

  4. littlesundog
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 10:08:14

    I think I shall read this tomorrow morning, from my iPad, down in the woods, sitting on my favorite tree trunk (of a fallen tree). It’s a lovely little pondering spot where I talk to the critters and birds. I think they shall love your words… and I shall ponder them again! I can never read your work just once. What a beautiful message you bring to all of us… bringing us all together for the good of all.

    • granbee
      Jul 18, 2012 @ 01:43:38

      Oh, how wonderful of you to truly “get” the message in this post, littlesundog! Reading this again to the animals and birds will be just PERFECT! Thank you!

  5. willowdot21
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 13:19:58

    Lost as I am , your writing always brings me comfort. Old Crow has really taken me under his wing ,as have Bluesey Fly and Ugly Bird luckily for me all the unfolks and critterly people have reached out and touched me. They have all enriched my life as have you my dear granbee. Everything happens for a reason we do not always understand why things happen and we may not always understand but there is reason to everything. Thank you granbee I am grateful xx

    • granbee
      Jul 18, 2012 @ 01:44:41

      So very grateful I am able to be a vehicle for encouragement to you, dear willowdot! Praying for you always! This journey would not have been the same at all without you!

  6. Linda Willows
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 14:28:35

    I dearly love the wisdom you are, Rose, your Heart…which brings us all together, Love, Linda

    • granbee
      Jul 18, 2012 @ 01:45:35

      Linda, blessings on you many times over for such enormous support here! I truly treasure your comments more than I can say (and still see the screen without too many sentimental tears!)

  7. shiroknowes
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 15:24:43

    Thank you for bringing me these nice words filled with great message ! Have a beautiful day Grandbee !!!

    • granbee
      Jul 18, 2012 @ 02:04:10

      So very pleased you enjoy my terminology, shiro! Yes, I think the message I have tried to convey in this post is SUPER important! Glad you agree! Have a MOSt fabulous day yourself, dear friend!

  8. willowdot21
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 02:17:53

    Dear Rose did you see my last post I may not be around as much for a while but I will be here looking in if not posting until I can work things out. http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2012/07/14/the-real-world-is-a-pain/ hugs and love to you and all our unfolk and critterly friends !!

    • granbee
      Jul 18, 2012 @ 02:47:22

      About to visit your blog in a few moments, willowdot! I am PRAYING intensely for you RIGHT NOW that “things” will do much better than just “work out” for you! Glory and beauty are yours: claim these gifts!

  9. Claudia
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 03:07:50

    tender and very soothing words here…Bring to seep healing and love into Old Spottedyโ€™ heart and soul, once sinking…

    • granbee
      Jul 18, 2012 @ 03:08:58

      So very pleased you picked up on this method of the friends’ healing of Old Spottedy’s sinking heart, friend Claudia!

  10. writinggomer
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 07:24:03

    Mistress Mouse…love that name!
    Glad to be here sharing the journey with you sis!!

    • granbee
      Jul 19, 2012 @ 04:51:26

      Wonderful how your comment here supports my decision to bring Mistress Mouse into this journey, after briefly introducing her separately back last autumn before I started posting segments of our critterly questing journey! Glad to are with us, Greg!

  11. eof737
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 12:00:19

    Beautiful post and filled with meaning Granbee. May all our duties be productive and beneficial! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • granbee
      Jul 19, 2012 @ 04:52:02

      Yes, let us work together around the world, like these critterly friends, assigned to the duties for which we are best suited!

      • eof737
        Jul 19, 2012 @ 04:55:15

        Amen! ๐Ÿ™‚

        • granbee
          Jul 19, 2012 @ 05:03:57


          • Lyn Leahz
            Jul 23, 2012 @ 22:46:23

            Hey sis, I’ve been trying to get a hold of you..I needed to know if you got the email that I had sent to you. Also, please read my previous reply above here..I had forgotten to tell you that..and sure hope you’re not offended!

            • granbee
              Jul 24, 2012 @ 04:43:32

              Lyn, I am mystified about any emails you are sending me–have not received ANY! That’s okay, just keep communicating through this blog! Praying for victory for the Light Side, the Forces of Good, always!

              • Lyn Leahz
                Jul 24, 2012 @ 04:54:17

                I’ve sent them to the email address on your gravatar page. I am happy to send you the book to read, but apparently, you did not get it. Can you give me your email here so we can make sure it’s the right one? As far as the other note on dark forces I sent you..I know you know this granbee…;-) I was trying to tell you up front that their are a few violent parts in the book..and I wanted you to know up front before you read it in case that bothers you. That is why I said what I said there above..I wasn’t meaning to com across to question your knowledge..I can tell you’re a very knowledgeable woman of God. ๐Ÿ™‚

                On a different note, I see you conversation about hot and dry there…it is the same here…the grass is all yellow everywhere, the trees are losing their leaves, and it looks like Fall.

                • granbee
                  Jul 24, 2012 @ 05:00:17

                  I DID get the email with your manuscript attachment–SORRY! I wore myself out helping a local business owner friend this a.m. and temporarily forgot! Please accept my profound apologies. Hoping you guys get some rain soonest!

  12. Lyn Leahz
    Jul 21, 2012 @ 23:57:11

    Sorry for posting this here..but did you get both of my emails? I had forgotten to tell you that there were some unpleasant parts…but as you read, it will make sense why I had to add that. And the guy behind it is filled with Satan. Anyway, please let me know you got both of my emails..and thanks again!

    • granbee
      Jul 24, 2012 @ 04:39:22

      Lyn, for some reason, I am NOT getting your emails–but I am fully aware of Dark Forces in our world and rest in His Grace and protection every minute! We have the Dark Side beat 2-to-1, you know!

      • Lyn Leahz
        Jul 24, 2012 @ 04:55:52

        Here is the email you have on your gravatar that I used:
        byrdcrose47@yahoo.com I have to run to the grocery store..I’ll check back here later…hugs and love to you!

        • granbee
          Jul 24, 2012 @ 04:59:02

          So sorry, Lyn–I DID get the email with your book manuscript attachment–SORRY!

          • Lyn Leahz
            Jul 24, 2012 @ 05:03:05

            You’re okay..I was praising God thinking an unbliever got it instead on accident and maybe they would get saved! LOL Okay, I hope you like it and don’t forget to let me know when you’re done what you thought..try to email it to me Lyn.Leahz@att.net (Don’t forget the period between Lyn and Leahz! Some people do, and then I don’t get it. God bless you, and I’m glad you got it! Gotta run to the grocery..be back later!

            • granbee
              Jul 24, 2012 @ 05:04:54

              Don’t worry–I have your correct email address saved in my contacts and the original message saved in a folder with your name on it! Will be in touch by the end of the week, I hope!

  13. Jeannie
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 21:20:35

    I love how you weave the story around the separate parts of the whole–we need to remember what it means to work together for the good! And you make it fun! xox

    • granbee
      Jul 24, 2012 @ 04:40:14

      Jeannie, the various parts of the Body do serve each their own purpose and must coordinate with each other and aid each other for the overall Good! Wonderful that you agree on this!

  14. Sue Dreamwalker
    Jul 24, 2012 @ 02:27:31

    Oh if only all the world could look out for each other, watch over, protect, heal, Feed, and live in unity..
    I pray for the day Granbee I really do…
    I hope you are well Granbee, and enjoying your summer…
    We actually have got a bright ‘Hot’ Summer’s day here today at last!.. after around 6 weeks of rain, Its Heaven!…
    Sending you much Love my sister..
    Sue xxx

    • granbee
      Jul 24, 2012 @ 04:42:19

      We are hot and dry here right now, but had rain last week! I have been telling friends here that you guys in the UK are practically swamped out! We have been very concerned about all the reported flooding there during the lead-up to the Summer Olympics in London! So very pleased we are singing out of the same book during this critterly journey we are actually traveling upon on earth today. Prayers always for more and more light, more and more peace and goodwill!

  15. totsymae1011
    Jul 24, 2012 @ 11:18:36

    Going separate ways? Ohhhhh, I don’t like separateness. But I’ll adapt. Can never separate good friends, no matter how far.

    • granbee
      Jul 26, 2012 @ 03:50:02

      No, the friends are not truly separated, Tots. They are temporarily just going about their individual tasks for which they are uniquely gifts and which will strengthen the whole group in a short while.

  16. mtsweat
    Jul 26, 2012 @ 23:41:37

    A great picture of the “body” stretching and extending to reach all and meet all needs, granbee. What a wonderful post… you are a blessing we are very grateful for, good friend!

  17. becca givens
    Jul 27, 2012 @ 14:10:57

    What a wonderful reminder … we each have a part in God’s plan … each of us are pieces to the puzzle … the Grand Master knows where we all belong, we only need to do our part as He has planned!! No one else can do it for us, or us for them … Awesome, granbee, awesome!!

    • granbee
      Jul 28, 2012 @ 22:42:22

      Becca, WOW–such praise you give this post! YES, we are each members (parts) on One Body as believers! So very glad you feel this way!

  18. bardessdmdenton
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 02:11:01

    Once more catching up, Rose, and just wanted to say again how much I enjoy this critterly journey in all its allegorical and lyrical language and form, and of course it’s spiritual meaning. Every day I find the animal / natural world such a source of guidance and hope–and joy!, and love how you put this into words with such heart, and a little fun in all seriousness! Blessings, Diane

    • granbee
      Jul 31, 2012 @ 03:34:28

      Hey, I am totally convinced God had a lot of fun creating our world! I completely believe He wants us to rejoice and be glad in it! Bless you for your wonderfullly inspiring and encouraging commentary here, Diane!

  19. cottonbombs
    Aug 11, 2012 @ 03:39:08

    Rose! I love how in the last post Terrapin had to stop his mind to listen to his heart. Great! And, yes, all is a process to be learned, from love, to forgiveness, yet it’s all within us to teach ourselves, we just need to follow the light to the classroom of our souls!

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