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The Arrow Of Wisdom

by Venky

(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 

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neilmacdon November 7, 2018 - 1:36 pm

I enjoyed Joanne’s moral

ceayr November 7, 2018 - 1:40 pm

Clever teaching from the mother

Keith's Ramblings November 7, 2018 - 1:50 pm

She’ll understand in time – at least the seeds are sown. Delightful.

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Susan A Eames November 7, 2018 - 5:02 pm

Wise mother! Her daughter will surely learn from her as she grows up. Lovely story.

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venkyninja1976 November 8, 2018 - 12:54 am

Thanks Much! Glad you liked it.

jillyfunnell November 7, 2018 - 5:50 pm

Wisdom and patience – what a lucky child to have a mother like this.

michael1148humphris November 7, 2018 - 11:16 pm

A straight forward message, but well told,

venkyninja1976 November 8, 2018 - 12:49 am

Thanks much!

4963andypop November 8, 2018 - 2:10 pm

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.

Abhijit Ray November 8, 2018 - 2:17 pm

Yes mother is a wise lady. Ashita is in good hands.

Liz Young November 8, 2018 - 3:49 pm

Ashita will appreciate what her mother teaches her bit by bit.

James McEwan November 8, 2018 - 7:35 pm

Very wise words indeed.

theministryofshrawleywalks November 8, 2018 - 9:39 pm

Beautifully done, the child has a very cool Mum

Brenda's Thoughts November 9, 2018 - 6:00 am

I enjoyed the tender mother and daughter moment. Ashita will understand one day, but it is beautiful that she admires her mother so. Lovely piece.

venkyninja1976 November 9, 2018 - 7:09 am

Thanks Much!

granonine November 9, 2018 - 6:25 pm

Excellent proverbs using arrows and words. Well done.

venkyninja1976 November 10, 2018 - 4:58 am

Thank you so much!

lisarey1990 November 12, 2018 - 12:42 pm

Very wise mother.

michaelwynnauthor November 13, 2018 - 9:19 pm

A nice piece that forces you to stop and think for a while

venkyninja1976 November 13, 2018 - 11:20 pm

Thank you so much!

MSKGVT November 29, 2018 - 1:03 pm

Illustrated wisdom.. liked it !!


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