Friday, January 28, 2011

Opposites

Two men, hopelessly lost on the mountain, trudging through snow, with night falling soon; one man swears, the other prays.

Photo Credit:  Tess Kincaid

















"Why swear?"

"Why pray?"

One man felt fear; the other, comfort.

Suddenly amongst the clouds they saw a sign pointing toward the woods.  The praying man said "let's go".  The other swore.  They were saved!

Posted for Magpie Tales and Friday Flash 55.

18 comments:

  1. and there you find wisdom...in the peace filled mind and signs...

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  2. So did the swearing help or slow down the effectiveness of prayer?

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  3. I'd be doing a lot of both - and sweating, too!

    Wonderful magpie, Linda.

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  4. Some moments really tell us who we are..very good!!

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  5. the point of view in this piece is quite effective. couldnt ask for more :)

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  6. So true. We could all be on the same path and have different approaches. Lovely 55.

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  7. Sounds like both things played a part.

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  8. Brian Miller- and sometimes in the clouds, too. Signs can be anywhere.

    Alice Audrey- I think it had no effect.

    Talon- Thanks, I might be doing all those things too.

    Lyn- Indeed, thanks.

    Arian- Thank you.

    Belinda- This is so true.

    thingy- At least you would still have hope.

    120 Socks- Interesting theory.

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  9. Linda...
    I LOVED this 55!!
    Reminded me of Survivor Man.
    Great Job!!
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End....G

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  10. Everyone's approach to a problem is different. I think I'd be in the swearing camp. Nice Magpie.

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  11. Faith keeps one calm, Fear keeps one alive. ;)

    Loved this 55!

    Mine's up too.

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  12. This is so eloquent and elegant! Love it!

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  13. I loved the contrast between the two men's perspectives.

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  14. G-man- Thank you, glad you enjoyed! By the way, what kind of beer was it?

    Sue J- We're all different, that true. As they say, "different strokes..."

    Akelamalu- I expect that's true.

    gautami tripathy- Thanks.

    Linda- Thank you!

    Sioux Roslawski- Our differences are part of what make life interesting.

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  15. Linda,

    I enjoyed this one. I kind of like the ending..."They were saved!" You could take that several ways.

    However, if I was lost in the woods on a snowy night, I know I'd be saying lots of prayers, especially since I can hardly walk in snow:~)

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