#FurryFives – Silent Eyes

 

What’s all this Silent Eye stuff, then?

– It’s not ‘eyes’, it’s ‘eye’

But look, I have two of them!

– So do I but, that’s not the point

So do I! now who’s confused…

©Stephen Tanham

#FurryFives – Just five lines that capture the essence of your moment with that beloved pet. If you want to join in, publish one and send me the link. I’ll reference it with my next #FurryFives post.

Voices from the past

From Sue…

The Silent Eye

There was a jaw-dropping moment when it finally hit home…

We knew the story… we had discussed it long before Stuart had started working with it. The ‘hero’ was a historical king who lived around five thousand years ago. About a thousand years later, tales of his doings, combining events both real and symbolic, were collected and written down. Given the way that history…and particularly folk history… works, the scribe probably included tales once told of even older characters, going back seven thousand years or more, and reassigned them to our Hero.  A few hundred years later, they were standardised under the title ‘He who Saw the Abyss’…

Facts, dates and historical data are all very well. They allow you to arrange events on the canvas of space and time. What they do not seem to do is to really put things in perspective. When the realisation hit…

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