The Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle

Friday, April 8, 2016

Go, A Fable out of The Child and The Prophet





















The joy on The Child’s face as she stepped onto Lily Pad displayed how much she had missed her traveling friend.  She sat down in the middle of the pad, marveling over its freshness.

“She hasn’t aged, Prophet?”

“Why do you say that, Child?”


“Because she looks younger.”

“Think so?”

“Yes. Don’t you?”

“I think it’s time for us to go.”

“Is Mr. Raccoon going with us too?”

“Part of the way. We’ll drop him off.”

“Why can’t he go with us?”

“Thought he roared at you.”

“That doesn’t mean I want him to go away.”

“Oh.”

“Prophet?”

“Yes, Child.”

“Can he stay?”

“No, he must leave you for a while.”




Mr. Raccoon sat regarding The Child with sadness.

“Child, I need the ground under my feet. A cozy cave or nice hollow tree is my way of living.”

“Mr. Raccoon, I want you here.”

“Why?”

“The more, the merrier.”

“Oh dear Child, you’ll never reach your destiny trying to take everyone with you. Goodbyes open doors.”

“What if I don’t want to say goodbye?”

“Then, you’ll miss some precious moments that will never happen. So stop crying. I’m not gone yet,” said Mr. Raccoon.

The Prophet guided Lily Pad out of the cove.  Now into the wide opened space, Lily Pad moved with the fast moving current. Suddenly, the water current slowed down, and Lily Pad stopped.

“Say goodbye to Mr. Raccoon, Child.”

“I hate goodbyes.”

“I’ll see you again,” Mr. Raccoon said.










The Child cried; Mr. Raccoon walked away. The pain of loss weakened her fortitude to continue on.


“Child?”

“Yes, Prophet?”





“What shall it be, to go further or stay here? The choice is yours.”

“To go, Prophet.”

“Why?”

“My destiny is beyond the horizon and not here.”


Shalom Aleichem,

















Pat Garcia

39 comments:

  1. Please swing by my blog to see what you've won!
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    1. Thank you once again, Michelle. I am still very happy about my win.
      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  2. We must all go and say our goodbyes and go further - how well you say this Pat thank you. What a wise young Child.

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    1. Yes, we must say goodbye even when it hurts. Thank you my dear Susan.
      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  3. It is difficult to keep moving on if we try and keep everyone with us. Good lesson. :-)

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    1. Yes, it is difficult when we refuse to accept change and goodbye is a part of change. Thank you for coming by.
      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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    1. Thank you so much for coming by Darla and also thanks for the compliment.
      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  5. The child is learning life's lessons, but moving forward. Well done!

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    1. Thanks, pat, for all your interest and great comments on my blog and on goodreads!

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  6. One of our hardest lessons, saying goodbye to those we love and moving on.

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    1. Yes, it is a very hard lesson to learn. Thank you for coming by.
      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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    1. Thank you so much and yes, goodbyes are never easy.
      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  8. What a delightful post full of wisdom. Yes, good-byes do open more doors, but it is still hard to say "Good-bye!"

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    1. Thank you my dear. Yes, good-byes do open doors.
      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  9. This reminds me of the phrase, where one door closes, another door opens.

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    1. Yes indeed. A Very true phrase. If only we could remember that doors open when others close. Thanks for coming by.
      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  10. How nicely your story today dovetails with Gwynn's, Patricia. "Goodbyes open doors," a happy though amidst the tears.

    Shalom,
    Samantha

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    1. Thank you so much, Samantha. Yes, the tears come when goodbyes happen but Oh the smiles that come after the door opens.
      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  11. How well your story today dovetails with Gwynn's post, Patricia. "Goodbyes open doors," a happy thought amidst the tears.

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  12. J here, stopping by from the #atozchallenge - where I am part of Arlee Bird's A to Z Ambassador Team.
    How has the first week of the challenge been for you so far? Are you meeting your goals of posting and hopping to other blogs?
    My blog has a giveaway with bonus a to z challenges to encourage people to visit more stops.
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    Aww. All the FEELS in this one!!!

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    1. Thank you for coming by. I am doing fine. Now catching up with all my thank yous as I continue to enjoy the challenge.

      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  13. Neat story. I look forward to reading more.

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    1. Thank you so much, Drusilla and I sincerely hope you come back to read more.
      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  14. Wow. This is especially touching, and something I needed to hear: "Goodbyes open doors".

    Really enjoying the continuing story.

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    #AtoZChallenge2016 theme: dSavannah Defects

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    1. Thank you very much. It is always nice to hear when someone needed to hear what you write.

      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange


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  15. Love this piece theme and the original way in which you portrayed it.

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    1. Thank you so much. That means a lot to me.
      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  16. What a beautiful story. I was moved by several lines, including, "goodbyes open doors." How wise and how simply put. Perfect for many different levels of reading and readers.

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    1. Thank you, Beth. That is my intent. This book will be a book for all levels and ages from one to ninety-nine.

      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  17. Oh my, this is probably the hardest lesson any of us have ever had to learn in life. Just reading the words took me back to some of my most tearful goodbyes. Yes, goodbyes open doors and while it's true we couldn't move on and learn what's ahead of us if we tried to hold on to everyone in our past, nothing lessens the pain of saying goodbye. You are sharing such a plethora of wisdom here and you are making it so easy to understand. Thank you. Goodbye will still, for me, always be the hardest part of life.

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    1. Yes, it is one of the hardest lessons to learn because we have to let go if we want to walk through a new door to our lives. It is also very hard for me to do even though I do it.
      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  18. Interesting use of pictures and words. Important lesson to learn :-) Good luck with the rest of the AtoZchallenge.

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    1. Thank you so much and I wish you also all the best for the Challenge.
      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  19. I'm enjoying the Child's journey....Looking forward to where it takes her...

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    1. Thank you so much, Darcy and I'm enjoying writing it.
      All the best.
      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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