Category Archives: artwork

fable of the woman who went to a “godforsaken” place

The TV news described the place as “godforsaken”… And who would argue with those bleak images? Not the woman in the comfortable chair.  She stood up and said, “I’m blessed with a rich life while those poor people suffer.  I … Continue reading

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fable of the un-identical identical twins

The twins lived very different lives… One was an innkeeper at a small mountain hamlet… She’d taken over the family business at the age of nineteen, married the boy who used to pull her pigtails, and raised two strong sons … Continue reading

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fable of the blue-eyed twins

Though mirror images of each other, the twins had opposite ways… For Phil, life was a party in a burning house.  He often said, “I’m a thief of life- -I want to grab as much as I can before death catches … Continue reading

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the fable of the brighter man who’s still kinda dim

While grazing through some old photographs today… …I took a long look at a young man sitting and grinning under a wispy willow tree. I peered at him from a great distance—across a gulf many years wide. He seemed like … Continue reading

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fable of the museum penny

A museum guide, tired of being ignored by the visitors she watched… …placed a penny in a plain wood frame, then hung the frame on a gallery wall, nestled among significant works of art. Ironically, she received more questions about … Continue reading

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fable of the woman with seven special daughters

A woman, hoping for one special daughter… …instead received three simultaneously.  Yes, triplets. She named them “Faith”, “Charity”, and “Modesty”—hoping those virtuous names would cast a positive spell. Well, maybe they did—but not a positive one.  That trio became miniature … Continue reading

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the fable of the exceptional traveler

A man once needed a hat… …and knew he could find the best in his own country— —because his country made such exceptional hats.  A country of such exceptional hats must indeed be exceptional! But he also needed a shirt. … Continue reading

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