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Father Earth

By: A young person 3.
Belize, Age 6

Long ago, when Father Earth lived by herself, far from her sisters and brothers, the stars, she was lonely. She was so lonely, she decided to make a family for herself. So she fell asleep under a blanket of ice, and when she woke up, she was the mother of a beautiful baby boy.

Now, like all little babies, the little boy was at first easy to handle. He slept a lot and ate very little, and Father Earth carried him about on her back in a sling woven of grass and reeds.

When the baby was tired, he sang to him.