Once upon a time, Kma and Pops, a grandmother and grandfather, both retired, sold almost all of their possessions because they bought a ticket for a year of camping and they would have to travel lightly. They were leaving their white house in Federal Way, Washington, to go camping in Prescott Arizona for 6 months. It was something they both had agreed on. Where would they go after that? They had thoughts of South America, but didn't know exactly where yet. They still had time to think about it.
"Camping" was more like what Kma called, "Luxury Camping." Their campsites were in vacation rental homes, with warm showers, heaters, and comfortable beds. Why did they sell everything they own? There were many reasons, but ultimately they agreed, "It was time to put this stuff into practice, to believe it to be true." What was "this stuff?" It was something that could fill the shelves of libraries. It was experiencing the mysteries of life.
They combined their talents to make a powerful team. They were both good at writing, but Pops had more experience. Pops was also good at working on their website and uploading pictures and videos, although he knew Kma could learn it easily. Kma spent much of her time keeping her ear to the ground, kind of keeping a pulse on the heart of the peoples on Spaceship Earth.
Pops suggested that their daily story could be one day from a female perspective and they other day from a male's. He said, "Kimberly, as a woman, what you would want to say to all the men and women of the world?" Kma would tell Pops which Master Storyteller she would like to give the spotlight to and they would work out the picture and text together. Pops would give his input, but Kma would have the final say on edits on her day as he would have on his. They would try this experiment until January 16, 2019.
Kma was excited to introduce the next Master Storyteller and to begin reading all of Moon1 to their grandson. The Master Storytellers were describing the kind of planet they wanted her grandson to participate in and on.
Kma wanted to formally welcome all the Master Storytellers from Moon1 and all future Storytellers to the family, the tribe. She had many expectations for the family as she wanted everyone to have a comfortable, cozy and easy ride on Spaceship Earth, especially during the next 12 rotations around the Sun, until the 2030 ride came to a close.
For this day, Kma chose the Thomas Train team of Storytellers. It was a short sweet message that would hold the attention of their grandson. She was hoping that their grandson would grow up to be a Master Storyteller too.
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