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The Friendly Skies

Updated on July 30, 2015

I was at a friends house and, again, she was busy with her aquarium. Standing by a fish tank, in her basement, she pointed her finger at it and said, "Oh, look at that one. That's a pretty one".

Her remark reflected how much she loved her collection of tropical fish and I started to feel relaxed, almost as if going into a mild trance, as I gazed at those colorful fish moving slowly through the water. But it was time for us to get going so I reminded her. About an hour later we were laying down in a big field far from the city with our dirt bikes parked near by.

As we looked quietly into the sky a big hand appeared in the blue expanse above us and pointed it's finger. " Oh, look at the one," we heard a gentle ethereal voice say. "That's a pretty one." She says they were talking about her but how does she know that for sure? Maybe they were talking about me.

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      Binaya.Ghimire 5 years ago

      Never have I read anything for five times and still left unsatisfied. Ability to tell what you want to with less words is a wonderful art which you have.

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      Terry Chestnutt 5 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Thanks tons, Binaya.Ghimire. That gives a lift to this day.

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      truthfornow 5 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      This is beautiful.

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      Terry Chestnutt 5 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      That's great to hear, truthfornow! Thanks!

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      psikotik1 5 years ago

      I believe you have found a calling to write creatively, Wrath. Always value your talents for the seem great. I am in awe of you sometimes.

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      Terry Chestnutt 5 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      That's so nice, psikotik1. I think maybe I should take it to heart. Thanks.

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      fashion 5 years ago

      Really it is amazing!!!

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      Terry Chestnutt 5 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Thank you, fashion. I saw your comment at drjb's hub on Mother Goose. You get around! Your comment is much appreciated. Check out the poetry from the guy who made the first comment above. He's good. Thanks.

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      KittyK 5 years ago

      What an amazing story. Sure does keep one on their toes...thanks!

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      Terry Chestnutt 5 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Thanks, KittyK. You are welcome.

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      darklin 5 years ago

      very vivid and colorful - keep writing b/c you have a reader in me.

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      Lee 5 years ago

      Cool less is more.

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      Terry Chestnutt 5 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      OK, darklin. I am glad I can count on you. Thanks for the inspiration!

      Thanks to you, too, Lee!

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      d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Another powerful message with so few words. You truly have a talented gift of word usage.

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      Terry Chestnutt 5 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Thanks. I just write for fun but maybe I should take it a little bit seriously. I appreciate the encouragement either way.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Lovely Read. I love looking into the sky. There's something about it...

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      Terry Chestnutt 5 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Thanks, Lady_E. One never knows what one might think of when one looks into the sky...right?

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      Barbara Kay Badder 2 years ago from USA

      What a beautiful thought. I love looking at the stars at night.

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      psikotik1 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      This is really awesome, Wrath. You have a great imagination!

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      Terry Chestnutt 2 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Thanks, Barbara Day and psk????? Can't untangle it without my glasses, Dave. The two of you tripped my trigger sky high today with your comments. The editor here at HubPages gives this one a zilch. I give up on her! lol!

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