It’s Tuesday, Another Challenge Day! – Possibility

birdcage

It was all about symbols.

When you went to his house everything was some sort of symbol. The paper bird in the cage a symbol of his attitude to pets. He’d say: “It’s the best bird I ever had. Never needs feeding, doesn’t shit in the cage, and its represents so many possibilities.”

He’d say: “Depending on the angle you view it you can see it could be about to take off, land, sing, the possibilities are endless and I like to think of them all.”

That’s where his reality ended sadly. It was like talking to a vacuum, there was endless possibility but no reality.

You could never draw him into any discussion about his real world. I think he found himself much like his paper bird. Stuck in a limbo from which he couldn’t extract himself and so it was ok to stay that way, after all he didn’t need to think beyond the possibility, did he?

 

Written for: https://tobreatheistowrite.com/2016/07/19/its-tuesday-another-challenge-day/

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7 Responses to It’s Tuesday, Another Challenge Day! – Possibility

  1. JackieP says:

    Very good, Michael! Nicely done. It’s sad though that your person didn’t think past the possibilities. That’s what dreams and possibilities are about….looking past and grabbing hold.

  2. mandibelle16 says:

    Interesting piece. This guy lacks anything authentic or real about him; and lacking that, he lacks everything. Nothing concrete. Well done Michael 🙂

  3. wildchild47 says:

    Wow – you totally rocked this Michael!

    You’ve created something sad and yet magical and also quite interesting from many perspectives, especially a psychological one – and you’ve done it with such a simple means and way – and yet honestly, this tale could be used as an “instructional” teaching tool or “self-help” whatever.

    Awesome.

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