Another from my son

The Lady Who Knows Everything

An old tale tells of a lady who wanders Earth.

The lady who knows everything.

A beautiful lady who has found every answer.

All meaning.

All purpose.

And all that was ever sought.

And here I am,

a feather.

Lost adrift the sky, victim of the currents of the wind.

Day after day, I search.

I search with little hope, knowing legends don’t exist.

But when all else has failed me,

When all others have turned away,

The legend is all that remains – the last dim star glimmering

in the twilit sky.

Until one day, the wind ceases to blow.

I fall.

And I fall and fall, and fall even more.

Gentle as a feather.

A dry quill, expressionless.

But a hand catches me, between the thumb and forefinger.

The hand of a beautiful lady.

I look at her eyes and find no end to her gaze.

She knows what I am thinking, before I can speak, she responds in a hollow voice.

“I have found every answer, all of which amount to nothing.
There is no meaning.
There is no purpose
And we seek only the impossible.
I am not your legend.
Your legend does not exist.”

And with a breath, she blows me back afloat, and I pick up a gust of wind.


Rory’s Advent Calendar Adventures 20 Dec 2018

For today’s advent calendar adventure, Rory asks these questions:

  1. What’s lucky to find in your Christmas Pudding?
  2. What’s the second line of “I’m dreaming of a White Christmas”?
  3. In what decade was the first Christmas Card sent in the UK?
  4. Who brings presents to children in Holland on the 5th/6th December?
  5. Who started the custom of Wassailing and what does it mean?
  6. How many of Rudolph’s eight companions names start with ‘D’?
  7. At Christmas it’s customary to kiss under what?
  8. What type of tree did the partridge sit in?
  9. How many ghosts were there is a Christmas Carol and who were they?

My Answers

  1. A coin.
  2. Which verse? Just like the ones I used to know.
  3. No idea but I think Victorian era.
  4. Sinterklaus. I used to have a pair of wooden shoes I would set outside the door 🙂
  5. Christmas caroling (although usually ended up in a drunken brawl)
  6. Three – Dasher, Dancer, Donner
  7. Mistletoe
  8. Pear
  9. Four – Marley, Christmas Past, Christmas Future, Christmas Present

We’re supposed to tag three….everyone is tagged 🙂