Make Up a Story
Stories from Around the World
They’re husband and wife, taking a walk together.
They’re in love.
Maybe they’re just friends.
One of them has his nose in the air, because he smells fish. Smells fresh air.
Is this a lake, or an ocean? It’s hard to say, because there are no big winds or waves.
They like very much the ocean. They’re actually going inside and swimming.
They’re happy walking together, hand in hand on the beach.
They’re looking around for a swimming instructor.
They don’t need a swimming instructor.
This is a special animal. They walk like us, on their feet.
They like very much eating fish.
I like the picture, I like everything about it. They’re holding hands. That’s nice.
I think they like each other.
They’re still looking for fish. They look for fish, but don’t get it.
But they will.
They’re coming from another beach. Probably Long Island.
They probably started in Hollywood, next door to me. That’s what I have.
Maybe they came all the way from Antarctica. Or Laguna Beach.
I think it’s afternoon, it’s getting dark, they’re very young and afraid. They’re going back to their parents. They’re hungry and going back into the ocean.
They don’t know north, south, east, west. They don’t have a sense of direction.
They’re just going on a walk.
They’re not letting go of each other, that’s for sure.
They don’t want to lose each other.
They’re running away from their parents. They want to be free.
They got into trouble.
Their father is a walrus.
They want to make love.
First they have to make love, then they’re going to eat each other, in the water or out.
The water is the best place to make love, it’s fresh!
I think there’s a story in that!
They feel like they’re going on a honeymoon. To a lagoon.
They’re usually with a group all the time.
Do these birds fly?
They walk and swim. They’re amazing swimmers.
They jump from the rocks to the water.
Their names are Mike and Ike.
They’re a boy and a girl. The penguin on the right is Stephanie, the other one is Victor.
They’re twins. Twins get a lot of attention.
Maybe I should bring my cat. She loves the attention.
The one on the right says, “I don’t trust you with anybody else!”
“You and I can go together.”
“Let’s build a family.” I think we should have them get together and build a family.
He says, “It’s you and me, baby, against the world!"
Created at the Freda Mohr Senior Center
Jewish Family Service, Los Angeles
May 22, 1