ನನ್ನ ಮಗಳಿಗೆ ೫ ವರ್ಷ, ಅವಳು ಇರಾ ಅಂತ. ಅವಳಿಗೆ ಟಿವಿಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಬರುವಂತೆ ಎಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ಏನಾದರೂ ಹೇಳುವುದು ಬಲು ಇಷ್ಟ. ಆದರೆ ಅವಳಿಗೆ ಹೇಳಲು ಬರುವುದು ಬರೀ ಕಥೆ ಮಾತ್ರ ! ಇತ್ತೀಚಿಗೆ ಶಾಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷ್ನಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾತನಾಡುವುದನ್ನು ಪರಿಣಿತಿ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಡಿರುವುದರಿಂದ ನಮಗೆಲ್ಲಾ ಬರೀ ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಶ್ ನರ್ಸರಿ ಕತೆಗಳು. ಮಲಗುವಾಗ, ಅವಳು ಕಥೆ ಹೇಳುತ್ತಾ ಮಲಗುತ್ತಾಳೆ. ಕೆಳಗಿರುವುದು, ಅವಳ ನಿನ್ನೆಯ ಕಥೆ.
A lonely star and the magical water of the sea (ಅವಳೇ ಕೊಟ್ಟಿರುವ ಟೈಟಲ್ )
There was a bright star in the sky, but it was lonely. It was lonely because all the other stars ran away from it, leaving it behind and not including it in their group.
The lonely star felt sad and all the other stars felt strong. Because the lonely star was sad, it started falling down and down slowly and slowly..
It hit the ground and there was an elephant passing by, it was drunk. The air which was created by the fall of the star, brushed the back of the elephant, and elephant felt ticklish and laughed. A monkey saw the fallen star and asked the star “Why did you fall so fast ?” . The star said “I did not fall so fast, I was so sad so I fell very slowly, the sadder I was the slower my fall was”.
Then suddenly there were one fifty (150) other stars started falling on the ground like a shower. One fell on the sea and it turned into a star fish shining inside the water.
All the fallen stars and the lonely star and the star fish looked up to see the mother moon and they wanted to go to the mother but couldn’t. They saw the bright star sun which was falling down and going up every day, when it fell down it got hurt and when it went up, it was shining smiling, hurt and up, hurt and up day after day. All the stars felt good that you get hurt but then again you will get better. They were happy to see this and this is the end of the story of a lonely star.