Goodbye, the Old Raccoon


Upated on :June 10, 2012

Once a rabbit did not like to be born. His 6 sisters and brothers had already been born, but he was still in his mother’s womb. The old wise raccoon talked to him and helped him to be born. The old raccoon became his best friend and he asked him all his questions. The spring and summer passed and Tak was growing up, but the old raccoon grew older and more tired. One day, he felt he was dying soon, so he told Tak about it and said goodbye. Tak was so upset. One day when Tak went to visit the old raccoon, he found him asleep, but no matter how many times he called him, he didn’t wake up. Other animals also gathered there and verified that the old raccoon had passed away. Tak was surprised and objected, “But he’s still here. How could he pass away while he’s still here?” He didn’t know when someone passed away, he would leave his body in this world. The animals helped to bury the old raccoon. Tak was so sad and wept all the time until he saw the old raccoon in his dream one night. He told him, “Do you remember you didn’t want to be born? You thought your mother’s womb is the best place in the world. But you were wrong. You came into this world and found it beautiful and wonderful. It’s much more beautiful and wonderful here. Whenever you miss me, you can talk to God instead and learn to love and hold me in your heart.” The intimate friendship between Tak and the old raccoon made it hard for Tak to believe that he was dead. The writer intends to familiarize children with death.

 

Goodbye, the Old Raccoon

 

 

 

 

 


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