Category Archives: artwork

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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fable of the hero’s return

author’s note: To be clear: the returning hero could just as well have been a heroine.  FABLE OF THE HERO’S RETURN (aka SHARING THE PRICE OF FIRE) I laid myself down on the mountain top until the thunder god finally … Continue reading

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