A wonderful love between Mush & Moo.
One where they LAUGHED together
and were HAPPY together.
What they didn’t realize, was that it was true love.
Then, one day a big man knocked on their door.
“Would you like to be happy and in love?” he asked.
Mush & Moo nodded their heads and replied “Yes please…we’d like that very much”
“Have you heard of Valentine’s Day?” the man asked.
“Well, Valentine’s Day is the day of love. I will come back just before this big day and bring lots of goodies from my Corporate Candy Factory. These things will make you happy, and you will fall hopelessly in love.”
Mush & Moo were excited. They started counting down to Valentine’s Day.
Soon they got so caught up in keeping count, they didn’t have time to do all the things they used to do together. No skipping, or dancing, or singing. But they weren’t worried because on Valentine’s Day they would be happy.
So, they waited anxiously for the day that true love and laughter would come knocking at their door.
Then one day, there heard a knock.
The big man had come back with brown paper packages tied up with strings.
Inside were lots of goodies.
Boxes and boxes of CHOCOLATES.
Bags of CANDY.
Note cards sprinkled with GLITTER.
Mush & Moo’s eyes began to SPARKLE.
They felt giddy.
They loved it all.
They wanted it all.
They bought it all.
Then came THE BIG DAY!
Mush gave Moo his brown paper package. Inside was a box of Lindor chocolates, Häagen-Dazs, and a glittery Hallmark card with the words “I love you”.
Moo gave Mush her present. His Carlton card was sparkly and full of hearts, and inside were the same words “I love you”.
They looked at each other. They didn’t have to articulate the words. Their cards had already done it for them.
Greedily, they ate up all their goodies. “Ouch” said both of them at once. They felt ill, and not very happy.
Resting in bed, they stared out at the sun, remembering all the times they skipped and played and laughed together in the garden. Mush & Moo smiled. They remembered how they felt. They felt love…all the time.
So, when they got better they went back to the beginning, where Once There Was LOVE and no brown paper packages tied up with strings.