There must be sheep.. I can smell them.

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It’s when you go outside that you cannot actually see spring, but feel it.

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The same way I know there are sheep here.

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They are here either in the making or in the memory.

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They sure take their time.

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They really are not here yet.

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Okay, I’m done. I have sniffed them and that is enough for me. The joy can be in the knowing only. No need for visual.

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Yes. And this is when the magic happens. Nothing is what it seems. Because when you least expect it, when you most need it, when you hard long for it, when you eagerly waited for it, when you stopped crying over it, when you anticipated smilingly for it.. sheep come.

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‘And we come in many, for we are a flock’, Grandmäh said. The oldest sheep represented memory. She was a grandmäh for so long that she forgot how she would look without a bun. Or without bed slippers. And this grandmäh came with girly sheep only. Because sometimes you just need to surround yourself with femähles.. Or just find those side in yourself.

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Frances was second sheep to sprout. Because of her clothing she reminded us of the nakedness that once enclothed us. Born without garmähnt, in all innocense.

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Liselle was third. Because she came third, she had two sheep before her. Because of two sheep coming before her, she represented the concept of twins. There would be another Liselle later in life. In yours too. It isn’t accidental that this rhymes with two.

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Then comes your Rosa. Rosa represents the strength of the flock, since she was and is and will be in the middle of all. Every flock has a Rosa. Rosa can take a lot, and because of that, she sometimes does not speak. Can’t have it all, right?

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The bridemäh represented connection in the flock. Whether this will be one marriage between one sheep and another sheep, or between you and your past, or a connection within yourself, or among friends or countries, or even ingredients to make tomato soup! No soup without ingredients. No flock without sheep.

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Elsa. What should we let out about Elsa. Elsa is the sixth sheep. In Hebrew the sixth  letter of the alfabet is the Vav, representing God. That would be a bit of a stretch, but it is no coincidence she is sixth. She is standing next to Rosa, who was first. Then came six sheep. One plus six is seven. So seven sheep will follow after Elsa. Yeah,.. we should have just stayed quiet after starting this sentence, and just say ‘Elsa, what should we let out about Elsa.’

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Twinsheep arrived, as we promised. This is a prominent member of a flock, because twins represent two sides of the same coin. Two sheep of the same flock, if you will. Although the world is not black and white per se (and these sheep are white only!), twinsheep remind you of always to look at least to another side of the situation you find yourself in.

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Amy (or Sue? Or Katie). The confusion that every flock has. And needs! Perfection will never exist. Because there will always be sheep that you don’t exactly know the name of.

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When a flock is becoming evermore complete, this feeling called Lovely comes in. If Lovely had a scent it would be heated chocolate. If she had a flavor, it would be chilled and then mashed pineapple. If she were a movie, it would be called ‘Repeat’.

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Svenja.. so sorry to tell you, but Svenja is a bit of an idiot sheep. We can be short about this. Or long. Svenja is the opposite of Lovely, not even in flock position, but also in what she stands for. Where Lovely is all about intuition, experiencing, feeling, and not judging, Svenja too many times uses her head.

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Contrary to what her name associates with, Candy has dreams. She represents the femähle counterpart of McSleepy.

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Then there is Sue (or Katie or Amy). We just don’t know who’s who.

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Then there is Amy (or Sue of Katie). Really, we are really unable to distinguish them.

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So. Here we are. Thirteen’s a charm. Thirteen is a flock!

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