Percy: Hello everybody – have you seen Basil?
Percy: Let’s call him… Basil, where are you?
Percy: Oh, there you are, we were looking for you.
Basil: Sorry I’m late, I have been very busy.
Percy: Oh, what have you been doing?
Basil: I have been packing up all my games and toys to go to the seaside with you later.
Percy: All of them?
Basil: Oh yes, there’s cricket and football and a body board and a bucket and spade and…
Percy: That’s a lot, will we have time to do all that?
Basil: Yes, we’re going to be there ALL afternoon and we have to make sure there’s lots to do.
Percy: But Basil, when will we have time to just be together and look at the BIG sea and the waves?
Basil: I thought you would want to play?
Percy: Well I do, but I would also like to just be together too.
Basil: Just sit together and listen to the sea and the birds you mean?
Basil: I like doing that.
Percy: So do I.
Basil: And when we do that I notice the sea and the sky are REALLY BIG and I am REALLY SMALL.
Percy: Yes, and it reminds me how big God is too.
Basil: Yes, is that what we are going to do this morning, Percy?
Percy: Yes, we’re going to have a story, and play with some sand, and just imagine God there loving us.
Basil: Oh, I like the sound of that. It makes me sleepy though.
Percy: That’s OK, sometimes we need to sleep and we can just sleep in God’s arms and be loved.
Basil: Oh, that sounds lovely; shall we do that now then?
Percy: Yes, I think so. Bye bye everyone.
Basil: See you next week.
(Handout: Basil and Percy just being)
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