The Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Lacedaemonian, Laconian, Ladin, Latin, A Fable from The Child and The Prophet

















The Prophet led her to a cave between the rocks, built a fire, and the fish cooked on the open homemade grill.

Mr. Eagle





The Child sat at the cave opening talking with Mr. Eagle. His gaaaaks came at timely intervals letting her know he understood.



Soon their meal of fish and a dandelion salad prepared by The Prophet was ready, and The Child ate heartily.

"Prophet?"

"Would you tell me a story?"

"Of course, Child. What do you want to hear?"

"About the Lacedaemonians and then maybe a little bit about Latin America."

"Why Lacedaemonian?"

"Because you once told me the Lacedaemonian, Laconian, and Ladin were great people. Do you remember?"

"Child, I never forget."

"Oh," The Child murmured.

The Prophet regarded her. He could see her mind ticking, overflowing with thoughts.

The Child
"What are murmuring, child?" "

"Have you ever been to Lacedaemonian?"

"Why do you ask?"

"Cause you seem to know everything."

"Oh, I see."

"Prophet, you still haven't told me what karyotype means?"

"You haven't forgot that?"

"Did you forget."

"Child, I told you I never forget."

"Can you mix the story about the Lacedaemonian, Laconian, and Ladin and add in Karyotype too, so I'll know what it means?"

The Prophet

The Prophet chuckled at her cleverness.

"I thought you wanted to hear a story about Lacedaemonian and Latin America or did you forget?"

"Prophet, I never forget."

"Oh, Child,  travelling with you brings me inexplicable joy."

"Once upon a time," The Prophet began. "People lived in Greece who called themselves Spartans or Lacedaemonians or Laconians… "


"Prophet?" 

"Yes, Child?"

"What does inexplicable mean?"



Shalom Aleichem,




















Pat Garcia

26 comments:

  1. Lovely Pat! These chapters of the Child and the Prophet always brings a smile to my face, so effortlessly told.

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    1. Thank you my dear Susan. That is so nice to hear.
      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  2. When I worked in a zoo, the bald eagles would scream and scream every time I went into their exhibit to clean. I was told it was because of my light-colored hair. To this day, I can recognize that sound and know when one is around.

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    1. That is interesting. I only know the sounds from listening to them in wildlife programs on television.
      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  3. At some point the teacher will have to step aside and let the child lead. Then that teacher will have done his job. At least, that's the sense of this last episode.

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    1. I believe the teacher will always be there in some kind of form because The Child will never stop learning.
      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  4. The thing about inexplicable is that it is often inexplicable. You are so amazingly creative.
    #AtoZchallenge
    Meet My Imaginary Friends

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen. I love that you caught the word inexplicable. That was a play on meaning that was intended. You saw it. Great insight.

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  5. Amazingly well put. Pretty imaginative to be doing this with the AtoZChallenge. Its a nice pleasant read, the type I haven't seen before among bloggers (well I am new here so maybe that's why).
    I look forward to reading further, being the 'child' and learning more new exotic words in the process :)

    Do drop by mine if you like. Would appreciate your feedback.
    -Anshul @ http://anshul-sinha.blogspot.in/

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    1. Thank yo so much and I did drop by your site. I left you a comment. Very thought provoking.

      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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    1. Great! I'm so glad you saw the humor.
      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  7. I think they are both too smart for their own good. The prophet hoping the child will forget and the child continually reminding the profit. Who will crack first?

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    1. I am smiling at your assessment. I don't think The Prophet will crack.
      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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    1. Thank you so much. That is indeed a compliment and I say thank you once again.
      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  9. Intriguing. I had to stop and think about this. Shall be back.

    @AnneKnol1 from
    Author Support - Write a Cozy Mystery from A to Z

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    1. Thanky ou for coming by and I hope you enjoyed the read.
      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  10. I too chuckled! That child sure has LOTS of questions! ;-) Great post, Patricia!

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    1. Thank you my dear. I'm glad I made you chuckle.
      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  11. So many questions, and so many answers. Love this!

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    1. Thank you, my dear for your support. It means a lot to me.
      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  12. There's a certain solemnity to your writing. And a little bit of subtle humour. Enjoyed it thoroughly. You're very creative.

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    1. Thank you. It makes me happy to know that you picked up on my humor. Sometimes I consider my humor to be awfully strange.
      Shalom,
      Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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  13. Ditto Susan Scott, and what a great ending of this chapter.

    Thank you, Patricia.

    Shalom,
    Samantha

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