The hat

There was a man.

Sometimes the man’s head would feel cold.

And the man would put on his hat.

The hat warmed his head.

One day the man lost his hat.

He started walking in search of his hat.

In the search for his hat, the man met many other men.

And he would ask each of them if they had found his hat.

But without answering they would only look at him with a puzzled expression.

Dismayed by his inability to find his hat, he sat beneath a tree and thought.

And his thoughts soon turned to dreams.

In his dreams, the man saw himself walking in search of his hat.

When he woke from his sleep, the man stood, stretched, removed his hat, scratched his scalp, looked to the sky, smiled, put his hat back on his head, and started walking home.