Maru and Hana in Autumn

Autumn comes. Maru sits among the leaves, pale green and gold. Each leaf is a tiny death, beautiful and terrifying.ย Hana ignores their agony as she frolics below. Youth has that luxury, he thinks.

Soon the leaves will fall to the ground, and someone will rake them. Perhaps they will be put into a box. Perhaps he will crawl into this box. This would be good. But perhaps the box will be too full of leaves, and there will not be room for him. The concern weighs upon his mind. Or possibly that is a leaf. This too concerns him.

This is, like, deep and stuff, Dana D. and Andrew Y.

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14 thoughts on “Maru and Hana in Autumn

  1. debg November 18, 2017 / 10:08 am

    OMG, Maru as king of the hill! Then he sits on a rooster!?!!1! Mugumogu makes magical movies.

    • allein ๐Ÿพ November 18, 2017 / 12:14 pm

      Sitting on top of the hill he kinda looks like he’s wearing a giant skirt.

  2. Murray C November 18, 2017 / 10:16 am

    Love that his eyes are the color of the leaves and how he picks his way among the leaves so daintily. And, of course, the parting shot with that leaf weighing heavily. Oh, Maru, you are a darling.

  3. JenDeyan November 18, 2017 / 10:18 am

    I shall sit. But I shall not frolic!

  4. Andrew November 18, 2017 / 10:40 am

    His eyes match the color of the leaves <3

  5. Duckie ๐Ÿฅ November 18, 2017 / 11:19 am

    Maru, such heavy thoughts for such a sunny day. So profound.
    Good thing we love you profoundly.

  6. Laura November 18, 2017 / 11:23 am

    His eyes really do match the golden leaves, don’t they?

  7. allein ๐Ÿพ November 18, 2017 / 12:13 pm

    You will find room, Maru, I have no doubt.

  8. Dana November 18, 2017 / 12:23 pm

    This shows the differences in personalities so well. Hana is a total spazz, distracted by every leaf, bug, bird, whatever. Maru meditates on the mountain, and becomes one with nature. Wonderful!

  9. dubravkamcvmd November 18, 2017 / 2:28 pm

    This is so beautiful! And Maru reacts so sensitively to the wind and the leaves.

  10. fkaWaldenPond November 18, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    The grass covered mound is a peculiar garden feature. Just saying.

  11. misspiggy November 19, 2017 / 4:01 am

    Beautiful, Mike!

  12. Mariana Paes November 19, 2017 / 4:16 am

    Oh big round one, fret not. Today’s fallen leaves are tomorrow’s spring buds

  13. Michael November 19, 2017 / 6:06 am

    I have not noticed Maru being so very dainty walking around indoors. He acts like the leaves might be land mines. Hana has no such misgivings.

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