Simply 6 minutes 24th May

Christine at Stine Writing and Miniatures is our host for this photoprompt challenge. You can join in here
How old are you?
I don’t know.
How old am I?
I don’t know that either.
You don’t know much do you?
Actually I know a lot.
How so?
I’ve seen things.
What things?
Beautiful things, horrible things.
Is that why we’re here?
In a way.
What are we supposed to do?
Gather and learn.
Gather and learn what?
The way of Life.
What kind of life?
All kinds.
How do we record what we’ve learned?
We have a network.
What’s a network?
It’s a system where knowledge is passed from one entity to another.
How does it work?
We elders absorb data from our roots, transmit it up our bodies, and spread ourselves skywards.
Am I part of it?
You’re learning and will be.
So how long have we been here, gathering and learning?
Not long enough.
The earth is changing.
Is that why I’m not as big as you?
Will I grow as big as you?
For a sapling, you ask too many questions.

168 words.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to Simply 6 minutes 24th May

  1. joyroses13 says:

    How cute! Good job.

  2. Aw, what a nice “family tree” conversation!

  3. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Great idea, it worked so well 😊

  4. murisopsis says:

    I think that sapling has a better grasp of the assignment than the old timer!

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