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From Belief to Benevolence

by Venky

boleyns bull

(Photo Credit: Crispina Kemp)

The tales surrounding the stone bull gathered both mention and momentum. While the deprived and the depraved made a beeline to the statue, the curious and the cynics alike flocked in drones to compete for the animal’s benevolence and blessing. Man, woman and child braved blazing sun and pouring rain just to circumambulate the monolith, place a couple of fragrant incense sticks on the small pedestal doubling up as a makeshift-altar in front of the statue, before depositing an offering in a spherical donation box.

“Illnesses termed incurable are eradicated while souls mired in poverty are now leading a life of respectability” the unassuming tour guide explained to his group of awe-struck and amused tourists.

One of the tourists, removed his floppy hat and wiping the sweat off his brow asked, “Isn’t this blind belief?”

“No Sir. In fact this is the very belief that cures blindness.” replied the guide.

(Word Count: 150)

Written as part of the Crimson’s Creative Challenge #12 More details regarding this challenge may be found HERE.

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crimsonprose February 1, 2019 - 7:19 am

Very much like. Bih smiles. 🙂

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venkyninja1976 February 1, 2019 - 7:23 am

Thank Youuuu!

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crimsonprose February 1, 2019 - 7:26 am

I think Bih smiles should read BIg smiles. 🙂

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venkyninja1976 February 1, 2019 - 8:13 am

Got that.

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