Day 218 | Friday, 23 October 2020
The Church Mouse
Put on your singing faces and enjoy this one!
I missed creating Monday’s edition of the Church Mouse, since I needed to get Christ First’s Northside Food Pantry up and running for the fall and winter. We are a New York State food pantry, so it’s a complex task. In addition, we needed to have a “no touch” process given the age of our volunteers. The job is done, so. by Nov. 1st, all I’ll need to do are my own sessions on Mondays.
When I have had my fill of “current events” in the news, I find relief with movies, series like Downton Abbey, and music. After watching Phantom of the Opera, I started thinking about our own Phantom of the Woodlands, creator of our toothy friends in our rockpiles.
I decided to put new words to the song made famous by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s wonderful musical. Here it is for your pleasure. It is my hope that you will all contribute to my bail fund for copyright infringement.
We sleep, he creeps about. We dream, he’s here.
That great creative one, not one to fear.
And when we walk the pond, each time we find:
The Phantom of the Woodlands was here playing with our mind.
The flock of rocky ones appear each day.
Their fangs and zippers yawn. What do they say?
We want to turn away, to glance behind. (just in case)
The Phantom of the Woodlands is here, inside our mind.
We long to see his face. Is that so queer?
His Peepers have showed up to prove he’s near.
So easy is his work, but he must find
The Phantom of the Woodlands is often on our mind.
One thing we’ve added here, know what I mean?
Our stealthy cameras here, catch night’ unseen.
So when he’s out some time, though he can’t see,
The Phantom of the Woodlands will be……..
I will be creating a rock garden in front of the chapel on the right-hand side. The lupines couldn’t grow there because of the sun. I’ve been cleaning up the area and piling up the rocks for next spring. Of course, the Phantom paid me a visit one night leaving my new toothy friend I’ve named Chomper. Therefore, I offer a challenge to the Phantom: Provide me the new zipper-faced gnome, shown below, and I will name my rock garden “The Rolling Stones’. I will spend part of this winter creating a pleasing design to incorporate the creation of the Phantom of the Woodlands
Garden Décor, Zippered Tongue, Rock Statue, Unusual, Odd, Weird, Black Stone