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Mondays Finish the Story – Petroglyphs

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© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham
© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

“The petroglyphs told the story of an unusual event.”

An event so precisely parsed even William could tell.  Our handicapped language is still working, but I still can’t effortlessly illustrate this devastating event of a feeling – a muted implosion of serotonin and adrenaline through capillaries that discharge blind aggression like kerosene between teen King and Queen Dopamine.  I need three bottles of codeine before I try to convey this allegory with metaphors, analogies, and similes like a Professor Dickens teaching the difference between two cities.  I could borrow a French expression, add an Arabic adage, and toss in a Portuguese epigram.  I can’t do this.  I have to postpone this interpretation to deaf bones.  I have to escape it – this feeling, this pain, this pleasure.  I’m prone to combat these, although I don’t condone, trazodone until I’m monotone.

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3 Quotes

So I'm completely breaking this challenge.  I apologize for such destruction and delay, but without further to do, here are 3 of my favorite quotes.

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true."       - James Branch Cabell


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“”I myself own a flower,” he continued his conversation with the businessman, “which I water every day. I own three volcanoes, which I clean out every week (for I also clean out the one that is extinct; one never knows). It is of some use to my volcanoes, and it is of some use to my flower, that I own them. But you are of no use to the stars.”

– The Little Prince [after talking to a man who collected stars], by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.  (My all-time favorite book.  Read it if you haven’t!)


"Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat."       - The Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison