Answered!

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PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

It was one of the Big Questions, perhaps the biggest.  Brother Francis took it upon himself, walking the cloisters in deep meditation searching for the answer.  At his funeral the joke was that he was so dedicated, the heart attack didn’t stop his pondering.

The plaque made me smile.

The ancient monastery breathed memories, it was like I was stepping back in time, or into a dream.

I entered the cloister.  An old monk, dressed as they had for over a thousand years, walked, head bowed.

He stopped, pointed up, and said, “Eureka!”  He vanished.

Francis finally found his answer!

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Word count = 100

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33 thoughts on “Answered!

  1. Dale

    Love it, Trent!
    Just because of the name, I was back in Tuscany at St. Francis of Assisi’s monastery.
    It is not for us mere mortals to get the answer. ;-)
    Excellent!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I know. Of course he’d probably say something cryptic, like “42”… On the other hand, maybe he just realized that if he “moved to the other side” he’d have his answer without any more deep meditation ;)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks. Of course the answer might have been that he needs to “cross to the other side” to receive his answer, he was just to busy thinking about for all of those centuries to realize it ;)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks. The poor monk was so wrapped up in the search that he didn’t even realize that he only had to “cross to the other side” to find any answers ;)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks. Sometimes the search is more important than the answer – it is possible he could have had the answer the moment he moved on. Of course, that might have been his epiphany – not the actual answer, but the moving on bit ;)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Unfortunately he didn’t stick around to share that answer. On the other hand, maybe it is like The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and the question is the important part ;) Kind of Zen, contemplating unanswerable questions.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Yeah, I ran out of words… The plaque was Brother Francis’ story. So “I” read the story about the old monk on the plaque and then witnessed the Brother finding his answer.

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