The other day someone asked me what Sebastian was up to. I have been so involved with my project I really didn’t know. It occurred to me that I hadn’t seen him in a while so I thought I had better check on him.
I had to look far and wide. I looked to the West and I looked to the East.
Finally I spotted something that was very curious.
I saw this small tent in the distance and decided I better investigate.
As I approached, I thought the paws protruding from the tent looked eerily familiar.
I was right! Sebastian has been hanging out at the beach.
I asked him what he was doing and he said he was saying goodbye to summer. “How is that?” I asked him and he replied, “By relaxing on the beach and reading and thinking.” He was re-reading the classic “The Three Bears”.
He said he had also been teaching himself how to play the harmonica. By the way, he still has a lot of practicing ahead of him.
Catching up on his journal entries also occupied his time.
He also told me he was reading all his old issues of Teddy Bear Times.
“How much longer are you going to be?” I asked. “Oh, just a little while longer,” he answered. He suggested I hang out with the seagulls until he was ready to pack up his tent.
The thing is I wasn’t sure this guy was quite ready to make friends. And I don’t think Sebastian was quite ready to say goodbye to summer either.