Mar 13, 2010

A Teddy Bear Story


They fell in love in the Stuffed Animals Department of FAO Schwarz and met there every afternoon at 2. They were an odd pair - he suffered from bipolar disorder. She was sweet as honey.

One day he didn't show up. And then the next day he didn't show up.

For days she played grizzly scene after grizzly scene in her head as the loneliness became unbearable. She began a relentless search for him, tirelessly plodding on for days and days. Only pausing for nourishment, she would eat until she was stuffed and then forge onward.

She traveled to Vermont and asked every Teddy Bear she met. Once, thinking she spotted him in a Build A Bear Workshop in Chattanooga, she caused near pandemonium as she began screaming out his name. During her travels she came upon a rag tag group who camped out in the woods - a bear, a pig, a donkey, a smart ass owl - and spent the summer with them.

Years have passed. She loves him still and searches for his face in the every crowd, holding out the silent hope that they will someday be together again.

5 Passengers in the Car:

Kathy said...

This is so sweet! I love this! What a great little story! Only, I hope they find each other sometime. I loved this line, "...she would eat until she was stuffed." LOL! Very cool! This made me smile this morning!

Tina said...

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Magpie said...

Tracy! This was wonderful. More you must do more.

Cathi said...

what a sweet sweet story....!! :) xxoo

Brian Miller said...

wonderful story...i just gave my old teddy bear to my son this year...he is a panda...