Thursday, June 28, 2012

Philosophy And Wild Fruit


In the twilight of my days, my mind wanders a bit. It has led me back to this place of my youth…an old berry patch.

The tangled prickly vines are a fitting metaphor for the path a life must take. Broad, heavy leaves sprout from those creepers like the choices and memories made along that way. The berries, not fully ripe, taste bittersweet on my tongue. 

It is a stark reminder to me there can be no light without dark, no joy without sadness, no beginning without an end in life. Such exquisite truisms found in a simple berry patch!





12 comments:

  1. Very nice Mr. Hollar. Different so far from what I've read. The best thing about these prompts, is it elicits many different responses.
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  2. It's amazing the thought that can come from such a simple thing. Lovely piece

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  3. Very philosophical. You can just imagine the person in contemplation before the bush and its fruit. The wisdom of one who has lived. My story's on the list.

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  4. You said it all in this sentence... "...a fitting metaphor for the path a life must take..." To think it was inspired by a raspberry bush. Beautiful. I'm on the list.

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  5. Wow! I've never had an epiphany from savouring berries before.

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  6. I love the word 'exquisite'. Thank you for using it. Great job over all. http://kaitlinandmichaelbranch.com/2012/06/29/friday-fictioneers-8/

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  7. Beautiful one sir! Contemplative, there is a sort of gratefulness, and resolve about it. Our links are on the list, but here is one of them:

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  8. A very thoughtful and philosophical piece. Liked it - nice one.
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  9. A very fine contemplative words, almost lyrical. Well done. Mine is here and linked: http://readinpleasure.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/fridayfictioneers-seduction/

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  10. It's the hoped-for direction for my mind to wander in the twilight years, contemplating and resolving, prompted by small things. I liked it very much indeed.

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  11. This was a very comforting piece to read, so much so I never once thought about technique or style or choice of words. I just went along with it and feel better for it.

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  12. Very well written reminiscence with a beautiful metaphor.

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