A Heavenly Event | Karin Taylor

Once upon a time, a tiny silver sparrow with wings of precious metal rested on her elephant friend. She was unable to fly, because the metal of her wings, made her little frame far too heavy, she was completely flightless and could only stumble and trip. Her elephant friend did not mind carrying the silver sparrow’s minute frame, he felt it no burden and never complained. The silver sparrow sang beautiful songs to the elephant as her way of reciprocating the favour and the two spent long hours in contemplation, the larger friend found the songs soothing, the tiny silver bird never felt so alive or so cherished as when she sang.

The silver sparrow sounded, if you can imagine this, something like a flute, mixed with harp, violin, a sprinkling of piano, the sound of clouds converging with a touch of waterfall. Her sound was very unique.

In the middle of her song, her elephant friend would sometimes lay down and felt at those times that he had entered a sublime state, similar to nirvana. The bird, at those times, felt she was ministering to her large friend in a special way that brought him divine peace and rest. It was a beautiful match.

That one so large and heavy, could carry one so small and heavy, both burdened with heavy weights, the larger creature lightens the load physically for the smaller animal, and the smaller creature lightens the load spiritually for the larger animal.

This is a heavenly event.

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This story was inspired by my painting Magic Elephant above. Dedicated to my darling May May (my little niece Maya) who is so ill right now…..

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  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...almost 2 years ago

    I have never seen such a large picture in rb:)

  • thank you so much Tereza, it was huge indeed, I have fixed it now, it should appear much smaller, sorry about that :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...almost 2 years ago

    I loved the size!

  • lol…sorry, I had to make it smaller :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehalmost 2 years ago

    Ah this is so lovely, I love how each lighten each other in different ways :D

  • aw thank you so much Mui-Ling :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Taatusen
    Taatusenalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful little story with a deep meaning…

  • Thank you very much Taatusen

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  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 2 years ago

    I absolutely loved your beautiful story, a sweet inspiration!!!!

  • Thank you so much Angie! :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayalmost 2 years ago

    What a beautifully written little story and your drawing is really exquisite Karin! :O)

  • aw thank you so much Vanessa!!! :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Loui  Jover
    Loui Joveralmost 2 years ago

    the silver sparrow rested on your shoulder as you retold its story one can tell….you were here a conduit for an intricate moment…lovely

  • I did feel there was someone dictating this story to me Loui, I often feel that way, that I am simply taking dictation, I think it’s coming from the collective unconscious (if indeed there is such a thing) or perhaps a higher power, but I would not like to presume that, perhaps it’s just a collection of hopeful ideas which I romanticise and play around with in my head…..whatever it is, I enjoy being able to express it that’s certain….thank you so very much for your lovely uplifting response! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

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