A Little Lost Soul

A couple of days ago I went for a meander along my favourite stretch of beach to clear my mind. As I approached the large black rock that sits prominently on the beach, I spotted something lying on it.

It was a very bedraggled “Guess How Much I Love You” bunny.

I sat him up, brushed off the worst of the wet sand and positioned him facing the river. As I took a few photos of him, I paused to think about who he belonged to. Had some small child lost their bedtime friend? Had tears been shed because he’d been lost on day out at the beach? Would anyone take the time to look for him?

I thought back to reading the book “Guess How Much I Love You” to my own kids when they were wee, recalling those moments with a warm fuzzy feeling deep inside.

I left the beach and went across the road to visit the local garden centre, but the little lost rabbit was preying on my mind.

What if there was a high tide and he got swept out to sea? What if a storm blew in?

As I paid for my purchases, I resolved to go back and rescue him for a second time and move him to a more secure spot.

I crossed back over the road, wandered back down onto the beach and was relieved to see he was still sitting where I had left him. ( I don’t know where I thought he could have gone in the short space of time.)

There were a few other folks about and I’m fairly sure they must have wondered what I was doing. I picked him up and carried him up the path to where there are various wooden benches along the path. I selected one and left him there, snug in the corner to provide a little shelter, and facing the beach so that he could watch the world go by.

And as far as I know, he’s still sitting there. (I checked on him next day.)

Who knows, maybe someone will come along looking for him.

Maybe someone still “loves him to the moon and back.”

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