THE MAN WHO LOST A THOUGHT: “THE END” (Post XXIII)

The sad man man, for the last time, sobbed uncontrollably as he sat on his log.

It was my turn to speak.

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“’Listen, nothing has been lost, nothing has been wasted. Do you realize how many people you have inspired with your thoughts?”

“You moved the teacher and the librarian to write letters of support for your college education.”

“You inspired the museum docents with your blurted-out thoughts.”

“The priests surely must have gone back to the rectory to contemplate the questions that you asked.”

“The Jesuits, although controlled by idealism, learned some truths about their own history.”

“Some of the researchers in the scientific world must be questioning the morality of self-serving grants.”

“Even the little blond girl must realize that she pushed a little too hard to get into your cabin.”

“The people that heard your straw hat, bare footed, street corner rhapsodies would not have listened if they were not learning something.”

“All of these people were the chain of iron rings that dangled from your inspiration. All these people, indeed, must have inspired other people. You may not have been Euripides’ stone of Heraclea but you have created a substantial chain of rings in your lifetime.’”

With that said the man stood up. He appeared happier than I had seen him all day. He had a new inspiration and this inspiration inspired me. I was also happier than I had been all day. The sad man was once again acting as a magnetized ring. This must have been his original lost purpose, his Inspiration – – – – if not his original lost thought. He walked off into the misty woods. We never met again

THE END

 

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About Waldo "Wally" Tomosky

I am proud of my work life (not the jobs, just the work).  Bait monger  Lawn mower  Paper boy  Windshield cleaner in a drive-in theater (if you don't know what a drive-in theater is there is no sense in you reading any farther)  Snack shack janitor in a drive in theater (ditto for drive-in theater)  Milling machine clean-up boy in a tool and die shop  Plastic injection press operator  Centurion in the US Army  Factory hand  Apprentice boy  Tool and die maker  Software user manual writer  Computer programmer  Ex-patriate par excellence  Engineering manager  Software test manager  Retiree  University administrator  System analyst  Retiree (2nd try)  Licensed amateur paleontologist  Retiree (3rd try)  Shovel bum (archaeology)  Retiree (4th try)  Delivery driver  Retiree (5th try)  Graduate student (skipped AA and BA due to the level of difficulty)  Retiree (finally got the drift of it) I have been writing for fourteen years and have fifteen books on Amazon/Kindle. Some horror, some twisted, some experimental, some essay and a few historical. I think that now I will really, really, really retire and just write. Lets see if I can do retirement correctly this time!
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8 Responses to THE MAN WHO LOST A THOUGHT: “THE END” (Post XXIII)

  1. I hope he does not get lost in the misty woods without a lost map.

    • No, he knows the woods better than I do. And to tell the truth I think he likes a misty day; with all its sights and sounds and the fragrance of wet leaves and moss.

      • I can only imagine that. I live in Adventura, very NE corner of Miami Dade County. Rows and rows of condos like bleached dominoes in the sun with Atlantic vistas waiting to be carried away by rising sea level.

  2. Reblogged this on waldotomosky and commented:

    EPISODE XIII
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    A FREE SAMPLE READING OF ONE OF MY BOOKS

  3. I hope he found the lost thought… and I wish him all the best. but after all maybe he was happier as he lived alone in his cabin.

  4. cindy knoke says:

    I am sorry it ended. It was as usual such a creative and engaging read. Of course it hasn’t been appearing in my reader. I had to hunt for you with google~

    • I am pleased you enjoyed it. Thanks for taking the time to look me up. I have not been posting lately. Working on the modification of one of Ivan Turgenev’s books; reading editing to change the venue from Russia to the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.

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