The Arrow Of Wisdom

(Photo Credit: J.S.Brand)

“What do those beautiful shapes signify Mama?” asked nine-year-old Ashita in a voice tremulous with excitement.

“They signify the very essence of life my child” replied a calm and sedate Joanne. Every sculpture and design teaches you not only how hard it is to create something but also how alarmingly simple it is to destroy. Always remember that an arrow that has left a bow and a word that has divested itself of a tongue can never be retrieved.”

Even though the essence of the moral was lost on Ashita, she felt a swell of pride towards her mother.

 (Word Count: 99)

This story was written as part of the FRIDAY FICTIONEERS challenge, more about which may be found HERE

 For the complete list of entries, please click HERE

The credit for the breathtaking photograph goes to J.S.Brand 

21 thoughts on “The Arrow Of Wisdom

  1. I like the concept, that in sculpture, by destroying, you are creating, that the two actions are intrinsically interlinked. Its a good observation too, that, as with words, in sculpture, you can’t go back.


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