Two men, hopelessly lost on the mountain, trudging through snow, with night falling soon; one man swears, the other prays.
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.
and there you find wisdom...in the peace filled mind and signs...ReplyDelete
So did the swearing help or slow down the effectiveness of prayer?ReplyDelete
I'd be doing a lot of both - and sweating, too!ReplyDelete
Wonderful magpie, Linda.
Some moments really tell us who we are..very good!!ReplyDelete
the point of view in this piece is quite effective. couldnt ask for more :)ReplyDelete
So true. We could all be on the same path and have different approaches. Lovely 55.ReplyDelete
I'd be a hopeful swearer.ReplyDelete
Sounds like both things played a part.ReplyDelete
Brian Miller- and sometimes in the clouds, too. Signs can be anywhere.ReplyDelete
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.
I LOVED this 55!!
Reminded me of Survivor Man.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End....G
Everyone's approach to a problem is different. I think I'd be in the swearing camp. Nice Magpie.ReplyDelete
Faith keeps one calm, Fear keeps one alive. ;)ReplyDelete
Loved this 55!
Mine's up too.
zeroing into the arrow
This is so eloquent and elegant! Love it!ReplyDelete
I loved the contrast between the two men's perspectives.ReplyDelete
G-man- Thank you, glad you enjoyed! By the way, what kind of beer was it?ReplyDelete
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.
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:~)