a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, December 6, 2015

A Molecular Fable


Molecules begrudged the pulling whirl of a sunny day causing alarm among some .  Their frantic shouts reached the ears of creatures near by.

A crow circled wondering what could be so urgent to warrant such sounds.  His caws joined the shouts of the frightened molecules.  

The wasp building his nest decided something must be done.  This was no place to raise children amid these disturbances.

The spider hidden observing silently began to stalk the wasp for a fine meal.

...and the molecules continued to shout.

The crow flew in to make a meal of spider and wasp when the poppy spoke, loudly as poppies do, silencing all.

"You poor misguided creatures!  Look around you.  There is balance and beauty from where I stand rooted.  There are cycles and circles.  Some will end but we are never truly alone or truly gone. Molecules are with in us all."

The molecules quietened by the truth smiled.  The wasp continued to build. The spider went on its way.  The crow sat high in a tree contemplating the wisdom of a poppy who bloomed where it was planted.

And the circles and cycles continued to turn.

15 comments:

Blogoratti said...

What a delightful read. Thanks for sharing!

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, you are wonderful with these stories. Well done! Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Karen S. said...

Ah, this was like a good-morning song!

Jae Rose said...

I love the title - and the fable you have spun...made me think of the saying 'can't see the wood for the trees'...sometimes it takes a patient word and soul to explain the beautiful and reliable order of the world...and being

Sandra said...

i love it. and i love that is has a happy ending.. this is beautiful to me.. what a story... my congrats on this one

LindaG said...

Pretty good job, Gail. :)

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

This one can make one nostalgic for spring, with all of its busy-ness. So much going on, but its all meant to be. Nice.

Old Egg said...

Each of us live our own lives and we either impact on others or they are merely spectators of our actions. The whole natural world is held in a shaky balance with just one creature completely out of control and that is us.

gld said...

You have a very inventive mind! This could be a children's story about how we should all get along!

gld said...

You have a very creative and inventive mind. This is a great children's story about how we should all get along!

Jim said...

I sure smiled with this one, Gail. :)ing still now.
You and I were parallel until the poppy. Then my crow ate the spider and wasp. Two Bites.
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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I had never thought of molecules being frightened before I read your piece. Now I wonder...


Clumsy Attempts

Lee said...

I've really fallen behind in reading and commenting on blogs this week...and I know not why! Sorry for being so slack...but I'm here now! :)

Maggie Patti Barbara Frankford-Walton said...

POWERFUL.

Benjamin Kingery Loomis Roy Moore said...

a view on biology, insects, and emotional inserts is cool.
sharp write.

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