The Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle

Wednesday, April 30, 2014


"Zing zing, zing," sang The Child, sitting on Mr. Whales' back as she zoomed by The Prophet. The Prophet lying comfortably, his body stretched out on the ocean observed her.

"My, you're zesty this morning."

"My seaweed tea tasted very good this morning, Prophet."

"Then you must drink the same kind of seaweed tea next time. It makes you hum like a hummingbird."

"Really, Prophet?"

"Yes, really. Zing once more."

"Zing, zing," said The Child and Mr. Whale zoomed with zest. Suddenly, The Child heard a sound coming from The Prophet.

"Zzzz, Zzzz, Zzzz."

"Prophet, are you sleeping?"

"No, Child. I'm resting my eyes as I look at you have fun."

"Why do your eyes need rest, Prophet?"

"Good question Child. You'll find out the answer one of these days."

"And when will one of these days come, Prophet?" The Child asked as she and Mr. Whale zoomed passed once more.

"Child, I like your zingy spirit. It makes you zesty and curious."

"Is that good, Prophet?"

"Sure, Child."

The Prophet got up off the ocean and returned to the lily pad. The Child was having the zingiest  time of her life.

"Zing, zing, zing."

"Come, Child," said The Prophet. "It's time to zing forward."

"Zing forward, Prophet?"

"Yes, Child. It's time to move on."

"Will I come back here again?"

"No, Child. Your footprints fade as you walk out your journey. No one else can walk them, but you."

"You mean they disappear?"

"Yes, Child. You'll still be zinging but at another point in time."

"Wow," The Child said, and she stopped zinging; Mr. Whale stopped zooming, and flipped her playfully on the lily pad.

A faraway look came in The Child's eyes.

"What are you thinking, Child?"

I shall be telling this with a sigh,
Somewhere ages and ages hence.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood.
And I, Prophet,

Well, I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.*

Pat Garcia

*The Road Not Taken. Robert Frost. 1916. Published in a collection. Mountain Interval


  1. Just wonderful Pat! A fitting end to this marvellous story all the way from A-Z! So many congratulations for doing and completing - it's been fun! Thank you for your comments on my blogs - always so appreciated!
    Garden of Eden Blog

    1. Hi Susan,
      Thank you. I am catching up by insuring that I have thanked everyone who commented personally on my blogs during the Challenge. Congratulations to you also and thank you for your support.
      Hope you are fine.

  2. Zippy post, my dear! I enjoyed the story you have told over all of these A to Z letters. Now we can celebrate as we are finished, kaput, and pooped... at least I am. Thank you for your wisdom and your friendship! You are doing great with your writing! I look forward to seeing what you do next. Take care, my friend! Gwynn

    1. Hi Gwynn,
      I enjoyed reading your stories also. I have to admit that I found the Challenge fascinating.
      Keep writing Lady. You got it in you.

  3. A fitting ending to your series Patti, a big well done.

    1. Hi Bro,
      Thank you. That means a lot to me. I really appreciate your support.

  4. I can hardly wait until next year. Pat, I love the way you put these together, they always touch me in a special way and make me smile. Your talent is wonderful. Much love, Deirdre

  5. Powerful ending, Patricia. Just beautiful. I am so touched. But, as we know, it's only the beginning. Thank you for this beautiful allegory. Do publish it in a book -- even if you have to get a jump on an agent.


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