Writing Prompt #167 “Collage Special Edition” REBLOG

Here is another great prompt from Mindlovemisery’sMenagerie, one of my favorite sites. This collage created by Laura Bloomsbury gives me some ideas…below is my post for Sometimes, Gradmama2011.

 “I am weary of my wisdom, like the bee that hath gathered too much honey,” Nietzsche

Like the typical worker-bee, the man in the collage works day after day and wonders if his efforts are getting him positive results.  He has spent his life as a “perpetual student” as well, preparing for his chosen career in which he dresses in a cultural uniform of spiffy business suit and tie…signs of position and education.  He long since decided which of the directions to take, choosing from an assortment of  possible roads to follow.

The fact that despite his business/professional status, he still pumps his own gas into his vehicle—standing all dressed up with the gas pump in his hand, staring into space waiting for the tank to fill—is significant.     The thought crosses his mind that for all of the  myriad of subjects of which he has at least a working knowledge, the question is always present: “am I doing the right things? Am I gleaning the most from the information-packed metaphorical filing-cabinets in my brain?   Am I over-educated, or misguided?”

Should he allow many of the vast volumes of encyclopaedia-like venues, within his possible field of command, lie fallow…and molder away in their incompleteness…in favor of buying a houseboat and sailing away into the part of his repertoire that reside in the if only/maybe/someday categorical niches?

Alas, the likelihood is that–like the loyal worker-bee–the man will continue indefinitely in his course of living…pumping gas and thinking about Nietzsche’s observation:  “weary of [his] wisdom, like the bee that hath gathered too much honey.”

© Sometimes, 2016



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Today’s collage was created by Laura Bloomsbury be sure to stop by her blog!

The quote “I am weary of my wisdom, like the bee that hath gathered too much honey.” Nietzsche

What is the underlying theme? What’s the story here? The overarching emotions? If you like you can read them like panels in a comic strip it’s up to you how your interpret them. Literal or abstract are both perfectly acceptable.

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3 thoughts on “Writing Prompt #167 “Collage Special Edition” REBLOG

  1. Thank you for sharing this collage. Lovely images, colorful quotation.

    I wonder if “The greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13) might be a decent prompting for images? I hardly quote the Bible all the time, though this came to mind on reading your notes.

    Thank you, again.


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