Wednesday, January 25, 2017

1-25-17


Back in June 2016, I started a new "series" of posts... if you will... 
 And so on Wednesdays; I've been posting an old photograph to inspire your creativity.
Write a poem!   
 Plot out a short story.
 Have inspiration for a piece of art or composition.... let your artistic soul shine.
--and occasionally I write my own sordid story or poem. 
 (you can click on the photos in this post to make it larger to see).

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The Falkenrath sisters were a force to be reckoned with.
Their mother (seated in the photo), Eva the First... was the first woman Falconer in the Black Forest. It was rumored that she was a "wild child" having spent her entire youth learning the ways of the forest creatures. Truth be told, she learned most of her wisdom from her grandmother; lessons in herbology, lessons on the ways of the animals, learning to read the wind... She grew to be the village elder, wise beyond her years. And then the war came, and she amassed an "army" of falcons... who retrieved and sent messages to the resistance.
She literally saved her town on the wings of her birds.

No one knows the father of her girls (behind her in the photo).
It was rumored that he was a great winged beast himself... born of the air.
Elisa and Ellsbeth were just as strong willed as their mother, and grew even beyond her knowledge...
helping the sick, restoring healthy crops, keeping the animals safe... and guarding the deep forests they knew and loved. Working in tandem, they defied "progress" that threatened the earth and the forest creatures. They taught the local people the importance of the plants... the importance of compassion... the importance of defending and protecting earth's valuable resources. And of course, they still had their birds. Some even thought they had the power to change into raptors themselves... soaring through the clouds overseeing all they cared about... though it could never be proven.
So whenever you see a falcon flying high in the sky... think of the Falkenrath's.
Perhaps it is them still.