I'm writing yet another story. You know how it goes. You set off on a Major Writing Expedition called "Co-Activity in Education" with Hetty Brand Boswijk and you take a quick trip to an Aerodrome to fly in an airship so that Gran can get a taste of some Wishes Chocolates and learn how to rewrite her own timeline, Well, she's 90 and deserves a happy ending.
The Timeline is an NLP strategy for rewriting experiences.
In this experiment I am guided and assisted by Elizabeth Nostedt. We may well produce a book from this. And / or a box of chocolates. We shall see.
Timeline of Events Gran’s 90th birthday party announced
Family gather at aerodrome, in family groups. J’s husband organises them into cabins on board the airship that has been rented for Gran’s 90th birthday party
J gets Gran from the Home and takes her to the aerodrome, then to the airship. Gran has her own cabin.
Gran gets the box of chocs from youngest granddaughter, J’s daughter.
Airship takes off, flies over land, gains height, observation deck opens, sun begins to set
Party on Observation deck, food laid out, music playing, stars come out
Presents for Gran, singing for Gran. It gets dark. Stars shine.
It gets late.
Gran goes to bed, reads instructions and eats one choc
Gran visits the time when grandson came home with ‘that’ girlfriend
Gran imagines that she says what she wishes she had said
Gran dreams a nice time with grandson and girlfriend
Gran wakes up early in the morning and gets ready for breakfast. Sunrise
All family members gathered at breakfast table on Observation Deck. Gran at head of the table
Gran tells J that she wishes that grandson and that girlfriend had been with the party
J, slightly surprised, reveals that they were on board all the time (of course) with their child
Gran smiles and looks forward to the next choc (there were nine in the box)