Goodnight Moon

In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. “Goodnight room, goodnight moon.” And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room–to the picture of the three little bears sitting in chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one–he says goodnight.

In this classic of modern children’s literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.

Baby Joe, possibly the smartest creature on earth has finally constructed a weapon that will take away from all of those tiresome creatures that inhabit his earth.  After three nights of silent labor, he is ready to launch it.  His parents have tucked him into his crib for the last time, and he can’t help put chuckle as he crawls out and steps into his compartment.  Inside that 2×1 ft box, he alone will survive the incoming wave.

Baby Joe presses the button, and an eerie red light emanates out from the box, dissolving anything man made.  First goes the stupid bear picture, then the demeaning clothing folded on the nonexistent dresser.

“Goodnight mittens” He maniacally screams as everything dissolves away.  Then his room disappears, and he is alone in a field of dust.

The red light continues to seep upwards and outwards, and hours later Baby Joe whispers his final adieu to the manmade drivel as the rubble, flags, and footsteps are wiped clean.

“Goodnight Moon”

At last, he is free.


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