627: Vociferous Vacuum: a guided meditation and soothing story

Varnika Vacuum wants to be quieter, like her friend Bradley Broom. But Bradley wants to be more like Varnika. Will they both learn that they each have special strengths?

Narrator: Male

Story Begins: 4:32

Vociferous Vacuum Excerpt:

Varnika Vacuum yawned. She was feeling a little bored sitting in the quiet utility room where she lived. Her family member, Mr. Love, liked to keep his house neat and tidy, and he vacuumed the whole house at least once every single week, usually on Saturdays. Varnika was often needed more on than just Saturdays, though. Mr. Love had a young daughter, Britney, who was sometimes a little messy. In any case, Varnika was always happy to help keep the Love household neat and tidy.


Varnika’s friend Bradley Broom was needed to help keep the house clean, too. Since Mr. Love loved cooking, the kitchen floor often got dirty. Sometimes, for kitchen messes, Bradley was a better choice for cleaning. But Varnika was still often called in if there was a big kitchen crisis.


Bradley hung on the wall on a hook right next to Varnika in the utility room. When the two of them weren’t working, they spent lots of time together, laughing and chatting. The two were very different, but they got along well and were good friends.

Today’s Meditation: Relax as you imagine sunlight warming you as you lie in a grassy meadow.

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