The Untold Story of Oz
My head was spinning, it felt like a tornado had hit me. I found my bed and drifted off to a deep sleep.
I awoke in the most colorful of places and looked up as the loveliest person drifted towards me.Glinda, the good witch of the North.
All of a sudden, another person, well a rather green person, took me by surprise.
That is when all three of us noticed the most dazzling shoes…
Frustrated with Glinda, the Witch of the West, hopped on her broom and headed home.
Glinda then instructed to me that I needed to find my way to the Emerald City because there would be answers on how to get back home to Kansas.
I asked, “How do I get to the Emerald City?”
“Simple, just follow the yellow-brown grass.”
She bid me farewell.
I’d been walking a long time when the yellow-brown grass decided to split into two. “Which direction should I take?” I said to myself.
Seemingly from the air, a voice said, “That way.”
I thought, where did that come from?
“Okay, well, maybe it’s that way,” the voice said. “Look, I am up here!”
Astonished, I looked up to see the most handsome, talking Scarecrow ever. All I could manage to say was, “Wow!”
Once I looked into his eyes, how can I refuse such a generous offer. After all, it was getting lonely walking alone and he was pretty darn cute, even if he didn’t have much of a brain!
As we were walking, I was falling more in love with the scarecrow. He was just marvelous! I didn’t notice for how long we had stopped walking, but were just staring into each other’s eyes when our lips started to gravitate together…
Suddenly, the Witch of the West appeared and was threatening the scarecrow. She said, “Don’t you try to hurt her.”
I said, “No. He was being very sweet.”
I think the Witch was quite confused and didn’t realize that a kiss was a sweet gesture.
Quickly floating down, came Glinda.
Glinda asked, “Is everything alright?”
She looked at Elphaba, whom she fondly calls, Elphe, and said, “I guess confusion happens again, you are getting yourself into more trouble. This isn’t good for your reputation.”
Elphe just shook her head and said, “I know, I know. I meant well.”
At that moment, my little pup, Toto, was beginning to get a bit anxious stuck in a basket all day long. I took him out to let him run around a bit and it seemed the two witches were both interested in my little friend.
I said, “You all are so lovely. I love being here with each of you. I feel so at home when you are all around. Do you think it is possible that we can go to Emerald City together?
Scarecrow said, “Hold on. Let the three of us confer.”
So they did.
I was absolutely elated at their decision.
We all linked arms and headed on our way, while singing, “We are off to see the Wizard the wonderful wizard of Oz…”
We knew we had wonderful things ahead of us.
Next thing I knew I was tapping my heels together and saying, “There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.”
Then, I began to stir.
I didn’t want to wake up. It was the most lovely dream and I wanted it to continue, but my body was aching from the long sleep. I opened my eyes to see the three loves of my life staring at me.
With surprise and excitement, I exclaimed, “You were there. And you. And you. We were all there!”
I immediately hugged my family and exclaimed, “There really is no place like home.”
Hmm… I guess we have got another year to figure that one out.