PALSOMINE – A Children’s Movement
Palsomine pālz-oh-mīne 1. A play on words; meaning – Friends of mine. Alternate: With my friends. 2. A movement exploring the beauties of friendship and outdoor play. Members pledge never to allow friends to be bullied in any way, to always be there for them. Movement slogan: ‘For my friends I will always be the cavalry to the rescue.’ Palsomines enjoy each other’s friendship from the North to South Poles.
See Also: Palsomine Air: With my friends – In the air.
Recognized movement logos: PALSOMINE; PALSOMINE AIR.
From Sleepyheads Dream 10:
‘Inside the Poetry Statue’
Emily dreamed of being a poet. When she got to Storyland she got her wish, and inside the Poetry Statue she wrote this.
‘Now what else should I say—what do I see, or have I seen?’
“I’ve seen what friendship is,” Emily said, as she thought about her friends on the PALSOMINE blimp.
Then Emily felt a warmth all around and inside her, and wrote these simple words, almost being whispered:
Where I want to be
My friends do come with me,
And what they want to play
I try to see their way.
Standing with me I’m sad
They gently tell me when I’m bad;
When it’s time to run and laugh
They are my happy, eager staff.
Yes my friends are these I know
Who will miss me when I go,
Just as I will yearn for them
And want to touch them with my pen.
Looking at the final line Emily thought the poem ended, but there was more, just a little, and it came to her (appended):
So to my friends I wish to give
That which makes me want to live–
Then Emily thought, ‘What do my friends give, that makes me want to live each day, and I want to give them too?’
A love they know to them is free
And will be their cavalry.