The day was rather grey when santa
met santa in the middle of a vast white wilderness.
“It has taken me some time to get here.” said
santa to santa, “The journey has been long, with
much stumbling, grumbling and losing of the way.”
“But the point is” sang a bird who perched on the
hand of the very first santa, “You are here now so
just enjoy your moment.” “Yes” said a santa,
“Let’s make the most of it before we take up our sacks
of worldly goods and head off again.” Just then
up puffed another santa looking very red in the face.
“I am late,” he said, “You are not late.” chirped the bird
“You can only ever arrive when the time is right, and
what is more you can only go as fast as the one in front.
So let us celebrate. And they celebrated in style.
As daylight began to fade the visibility
became opaque. The wind changed direction
and a blizzard blew in from the north.
“Time to say goodbye,” said the santas to one
and another. “Time for each of us to set off alone
into the wild er ness.” So they parted to continue
on their separate ways around the universe.
“Bye bye” cheeped the bird, as they disappeared
into the whiteness until only the very faintest
glimpse of the last santa was visible.
Then through the gathering storm came a sound
of the very sweetest of songs as the little bird
sang out his heart wishing peace for the world….