So what if I’m short.
Pomi loves to dance. And he loves Led Zeppelin. He practices his moves regularly on my desk and it always looks like he is having a lot of fun.
That is why I was surprised when I found him sitting on my coffee table the other day. He had pulled his cap over his face a sure sign that he was unhappy.
“What’s wrong Pomi?”
” Come on. Take off the cap and tell me what’s bothering you!”
” I want to ask you something.”
” Ask away!”
” I am shy.”
” You may be many things but I don’t think shy is one of them.”
” Many things? Like what? ”
” Cute. Creative…”
” And short. I am short and I hate being short.” Pomi started to snivel. “I am too small.”
” That is not true. Your height maybe a bit unusual but one gets used to it.
” See? People have to get used to me. They don’t have to get used to the way you look.” Pomi seemed very unhappy.
” Look my little darling, we’re all used to things being a certain way and the fact that someone or something is different often catches us off guard and usually makes us feel uncomfortable mainly about our own reaction. You know what I am talking about, don’t you?”
” Of course. Every time you walk in on me when I am dancing you catch me off guard! But I don’t act awkward. ” Pomi paused. “Would you like to dance with me?”
” Hahaha.”, Pomi laughed out loud. ” You should have seen your face just now! ” And then he bowed and holding out his little hand he said: “May I have this dance?
Pomi quickly got tired of me not being able to keep up with his pace. I was more than surprised – Tango, Waltz, Cha Cha Cha, Pomi had secretly learned ballroom dancing and now swirled around the room in perfect pose.
So what if he is small. Aren’t small people the better dancers?
I love this episode. And I think it will appeal very much to children, since they do feel uncomfortable about their smallness. I remember seeing myself not as a baby girl but as a small woman and feeling hurt and offended that I couldn’t, for example, wear the same high heeled shoes and nylon stockings as my mother!!
High heels, I always loved high heels and I still remember the first pair I got 😉 and I also remember ‘click-clacking’ in them ;-).
o Pomi, would you like to dance with me? :-)and learn me to dance tango?
I never wear high heels ;.) I wear ballerinas;.)
You are so right – being ‘caught off guard’ may be a new way of ‘justifying’ prejudice. I notice that we are surreptitiously being introduced visually to the narrator/creator. Intriguing!
Pomi seems like a positive little guy – I’ll share this with my grandsons.
Wonderful!!! Pomi is excited :-). And I am happy too!!!
So cute! Reminds me of flat stanley! Did you have to do flat stanley when you were in grade school?
No :-). We did not. I went to grade school in Germany so I actually never heard of flat stanley until now. Cute name: flat stanley ;-).
Awesome, great story, i like Pomi.
Pomi says: Terima kasih !!!
Pomi is so cute
Pomi says:” I am flattered.” 🙂
I love you pomi