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The Sandbox Writing Challenge 2018 — Exercise 12


How does this relate to your life?

sand circle 2Imagine finding this figure drawn in the sand.

Is it a circle?

A zero?

The letter “O”?

Relate this figure to your life.

What does it me to you?


Actually, after thinking about it for awhile, I remembered what I wrote about this prompt the last time through. I thought it interesting that my perception has changed so much. Last time I related the picture to a flower wreath headpiece from Lord of the Rings (the movie). A very materialistic, and finite thing.

But this time, the first thought that came to me was not that it was a CIRCLE (though I have loved folks’ comments about it being the circle of life — which is very close to what I thought), but that it was a LINE. And not just ANY line, but an unbroken line — eternity.

No matter what a person does or doesn’t believe about the afterlife, there’s an eternity of some kind out there for all of us. I truly believe that, and it gives me a great deal of comfort to think that this life is NOT the end.

So when I look at the picture I feel a sense of peace because I believe there’s something on the other side of door number 2…


Picture Source:
Circle in the Sand — Amanuensis Sobriquet-Reverie – WordPress.com
Eternity — Symphony Number One