a cold, rainy, windy morning, I boarded the Shallow Pond
school bus. To my amazement, a creature, sitting behind
the driver, greeted me as if he was the bus monitor. I
noticed that the driver was not bothered that the creature
was not human, and made out of metal. In fact the driver
acted as if this was one of his regular bus driving
just realized that a dialogue was going on telepathically
between the two of us. At least in my mind, I thought this
was happening. It dawned on me, at that moment, that maybe
I am existing in my own world on this bus. Maybe, the
creature is only visible to me. If this is so, I should
keep my actions, mouth, and thoughts discreet. I'm not
ready for a head shrinker and a straight jacket.
do you want for Christmas?" How can he send a
question like that to my mind so clearly? "On my
planet communicating to another being is done in this
manner" I wish he had the power to solve the rift
between my parents. They are drifting apart and a divorce
is imminent. "So you want your parents to become
loving parents; so they will never make a decision to
leave each other?" Can he do that? Can he help my
parents heal the wounds that are driving them apart?
"The wounds are being caused by their inability to
rejuvenate the marriage. I have a plan."
Christmas Eve, two parents that were drifting apart as
mates fell into a deep, deep sleep in separate bedrooms.
Underneath each of their pillows an object was placed of
the same value. This opened a door to the dream world for
both to enter in the same dream room. At the beginning of
their dream, they met together in a dream room. The rift
that existed between the two in their waking life was
carried to this room.
dreaming of a white Christmas like the one I use to
know" The Shallow Pond School bus, with the radio
station on ocean 104, pulled into the dream room. The
voice of crooner echoed throughout the bus.
the two were standing there in the dream room, waiting for
something to happen, a creature stepped off the Shallow
Pond, after the doors opened. "I have brought you two
together here in this room to visit other rooms, with your
past, present, and future. We will travel from room to
room on the Shallow Pond. Please come aboard."
school bus driver was in the middle of a pre-trip to
assure that the trip would not be met with unforeseen
mishaps. He looked pretty strange; stopping to see
underneath the bus, checking the tires, opening and
closing doors, checking controls, and after all was
checked, he strapped himself in.
appeared on the bus rejecting the voice of the crooner,
while asking the bus driver to put it on a station with
too much noise. The bus driver rejected their request by
telling them that he had it on that station for a reason.
this journey to rooms, the streets had the same activity
that a driver would see on a normal school bus driving
day. A Raccoon, lying dead in the street, was intruded on
by a Seagull. The Seagull's attention on its meal was
distracted by the child running to cross the street. The
Seagull was splattered and embedded in the dead Raccoon,
as the Tractor trailer tires carried the imprint. At that
moment, the bus driver's apprehension was relieved when he
saw a women driving with her purse on top of her car.
After he blew his horn and pointed his finger at her, the
lady finally figured out that she hadn't run the bus stop
Drop off was about to take place at the first room housing
their past. "Enter; this is the sweet past that
brought you two together. Some people belong together; and
you, two from the very beginning, knew that. Inside this
part of the room, it is 1977; the year your husband, whom,
was your boyfriend, at the time; stopped a whole line of
cars honking their horns to buy flowers from a Hare
Krishna. In this same year, she had a painting done inside
a heart with the inscription: 'OUR LOVE IS FOREVER'.
your good memories and beginnings are stored in this room
of your past. View them and re-acquaint yourselves with
the innocence that welded you together."
the bus trip to the present, the couple was seen holding
hands and glancing at each other with warm smiles. When
the bus driver stopped in front of the room of the
present, he encountered a behavior problem with one of the
students on the bus. He was caught throwing paper and
spitting on the seat in the back of him. While the bus
driver was writing the student up, Areo escorted the
couple toward the room of the present.
this room was a lot of betrayal, insecurity, and lack of
direction; clouding out the love that can be. Yes, they
were able to view the pain they were both causing in their
marriage and family composition. They saw that it was
filtering down to their children.
the way to the future, again, one of the students tested
the bus driver with the same question asked earlier. The
question was why he insisted on keeping the radio on Ocean
104. The bus driver responded by saying, "I'm
the couple entered the room of the future, there were many
paths extending from the past to the present. The couple
saw many different futures for themselves, their children,
and their grandchildren to come. The path of a future that
impressed them the most is when they saw one son as a
doctor, and the other one as a clergyman.
the couple were driven back to their bedrooms on the night
of Christmas Eve, Areo relieved them of the devices placed
underneath their pillows. He left them with this thought
telepathically "Listen to each other and value trust,
loyalty, and discipline.
Christmas morning, the whole family joined each other in
the living room. That room was filled with joy. The two
sons noticed a loving aura surrounding their parents.
They, for the first time in many years, were showing
genuine love for each other.
did it. He brought them back together."
and your brother work to keep this love and joy in your
family. Always do your part."
Areo was going towards the chimney, he was asked by the
son for assistance to the door. He responded, "I'm
taking the chimney. Don't worry; I don't have a sledge and
reindeer waiting for me. It's just the Shallow Pond school
bus. You, and the doctor, have a good Christmas."