My Fearful Emotions and I: A Dialogue
Me: What are you doing here?
Emotions: we are actually just after those organs on the plate. not you.
Me: What, my heart? and brain? sorry, you can't have them...I need them.
Emotions: What for?
Me: Um, to do life with. What are you going to do with them?
Emotions: We just want to kind of have a peek at your heart and thoughts and just mess them up a little bit. Nothing too major, probably. just sort of...tweak everything that's going on with how we feel.
Me: How do you feel?
Emotions: Mostly pretty terrified. a little bit indignant as to what you think you're doing. a bit second-guessy. We brought anger along as well. Thought he could do with some cheering up.
Me: Can't you see I'm like a big scary giant? Can you all just calm down a bit and stop shouting at me please?
Emotions: You are just little.You don't fool us. You're not even sure who you are.
Me: I have giant red boots. That's supposed to be really fierce, didn't you get that?
Emotions: No. sorry. Your boots could be slippers for all we care, we just want your organs.
Me: Let's make a deal. I'll listen to what you guys have to say to me if you promise to stop yelling at me and stop trying to steal my mind and heart, okay?
Emotions: we don't know if we trust you. But we are mostly scared and we are just trying to warn you and stop you getting hurt, okay? Just be careful out there. It's a scary world. A lot can go wrong. You need to know that. Maybe you should stay here forever. It's safer. There's things that can go wrong that you haven't even anticipated yet. You affect people without even realising. What if you screw it up? You always freak out randomly and maybe it's better to stay here. Your imagination is a much safer place.
Me: Guys. I get it. You are worried. I appreciate that you care. But I have to be brave now and go and search for a few of my other emotions and I can't do that if i stay here with you. I'm going to take my fierce red boots and go and find courage and peace and all the others. I'm sure I'll be hearing from you so we won't be total strangers, but you need to just speak a little quieter to me, alright? Maybe even write me a letter instead.
Emotions: Don't say we didn't warn you.
Me: I said speak quieter to me!
Emotions: Sorry! *whispers* Don't say we didn't warn you.