Cry Baby Moon

The moon was crying. She was crying so loudly that Cloud, who was passing by, stopped fluffing and asked, “Oh, Moon, what are you crying for?”

“I’m crying because I can’t see my face in the sea,” sobbed Moon.

“Oh, is that all” said Cloud. “That’s only because you are too pale. Why don’t you make yourself bright and yellow. Then you’ll see your face in the sea.”

So Moon changed her color and looked down. But still she could not see her face in the sea, and she began to cry again.

She was crying so loudly that Rain, who was passing by, stopped drizzling and asked, “Oh Moon, what are you crying for?”

“I’m crying because I can’t see my face in the sea,” sobbed Moon.

“Oh, is that all” said Rain. “That’s only because you’re too little. Why don’t you make yourself big and round. Then you’ll see your face in the sea.”

So Moon waited for several days until she was big and round. Then she floated across the sky and looked down. But still she could not see her face in the sea and she began to cry again.

She was crying so loudly that Thunder and Lightning, who were passing by, stopped thundering and flashing and asked. “Oh Moon, what are you crying for?”

“I’m crying because I can’t see my face in the sea,” sobbed Moon.

“Oh, is that all” said Thunder and Lightning. “That’s only because you’re not dazzling enough. Why don’t you dazzle a lot harder? Then you’ll see your face in the sea.”

So Moon put on her most dazzling look. Then she floated across the sky and looked down. But still she could not see her face in the sea and she began to cry again.

She was crying so loudly that Rainbow, who was passing by, arched his rainbow colors and said kindly, “Beautiful Moon, why are you crying? What could you possibly be unhappy about?”

“I’m crying because I can’t see my face in the sea,” sobbed Moon.

“Don’t you know why you can’t see your face in the sea?” asked Rainbow.

“No, I don’t,” said Moon.

“It’s because the sea is rough,” declared Rainbow.

“Really?” asked Moon.

“Yes, really,” said Rainbow.

“Then what should I do?” asked Moon.

“All you have to do is ask the spirit of the sea. He can still the wind and calm the waves.”

“Oh, thank you!” exclaimed Moon. “I will do that right away.”

Cloud and Rain and Thunder and Lightning all stood very still while Moon whispered:

Spirit of the ocean
Spirit of the waves
Cast your magic upon the sea
Make it smooth and make it calm
So my reflection
Can smile at me

The Moon floated across the sky and looked down.

A beautiful bright yellow, big and round, dazzling reflection smiled back at her. “At last!” exclaimed Moon happily. “I can see my face in the sea!”


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