The land by the sea, or how to dance the Purk
Children are marvellous. They carry so much of our selves that we feel like we are crowding them, and at the same time they are supposed to grow into their own person and still keep our parts. It is a wonder that they do not explode.
After the birth of their first child, Maywise, the King and Queen rejoiced and danced. The Queen did not dance as such, but she moved her arms and shouted “Oh! Oh!” whenever the King wanted to express his joy through dance. They were very relieved when their beautiful child was delivered to their home since they had been waiting for a long time and almost thought about calling the post office about if their first born had been misplaced. But nonetheless she arrived in the arms of a beautiful ebony-skinned woman who said she had wandered upon their child one day and felt that she wanted to deliver her personally. They thanked her with gold and rubies but she declined and got on her tricycle and peddled back to wherever she came from in a hurry.
So the King and Queen took care of a little girl and they named her Maywise because of her infinite number of wonderful and alluring questions and thoughts. They did not always see wisdom in their daughters future, but maybe it was something even better. They spoiled their daughter, but she did not care. Maywise never questioned her parents way of caring for her, she only received and lived her life.
Maywise would one day grow up to become a wonderful woman, and later a rather unusual man, but there were many days left until those would knock on the door and until then the King and Queen looked upon their first-born and they knew it would be an adventure.