OBELISK by JEREMIAH KAUFFMAN
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by LYNN KAUFFMAN
There is a world that is beset by destructive storms. They happen anytime and anywhere. They are monstrous storms which last for days and destroy whatever is in their path, be it forests, mountains or cities. They are storms full of unnatural rage and horrific violence. The wretched and bewildered people that live under this continual torment are constantly fleeing for their lives and rebuilding their homes. They can never find peace or rest!
The cause of the storms is a massive sphere made of fiery crystal with an inner core of cold, black rock. A sinister and unlucky gift from the heavens. It swiftly and haphazardly travels through the world’s sky and no one can predict where or when it will strike it’s crushing blows on the helpless people that cringe and cower below it. When it comes to a place, it stops and begins to draw energy from the surrounding atmosphere and transforms itself into a huge, extremely violent, destructive storm that lasts for days until it is spent and then moves on. It is an unthinking, evil entity of monumental power!
From the sky comes a magnificent white steed with white wings. She goes to the storm that is raging above a large city. Her rider is a beautiful young man in white robes who wears a crown, sword and necklace of gold. He holds a strange and fragrant flower next to his heart. The young man soars on his stalwart steed through the torrential rains and harsh, strong winds to the swirling sphere. The fearful and desperate people look up into the sky and see the young man. They are amazed at his daring and bravery- they pray in their souls for his triumph and success in this huge battle against heaven’s monster!
The young man brandishes his shining sword of gold which is engraved with many strange and ancient symbols and proceeds to ride directly next to the howling sphere. He swings his sword and strikes a fierce blow upon the sphere. There is a thunderous, almost deafening sound with an explosion of blinding light and the evil sphere soars off the world with great speed into the depths of space- never to be seen again!
The sky clears into a heavenly blue and the bright sun comes out in a glory of golden, warm light. The people dance and sing in a celebration of pure joy and happiness for now they are free to build their world and live their lives in peace! The young man smiles to see their happiness. They cheer the young man and thank him most heartily for his wonderful help. They bid him a fond farewell as he and his brave steed soar off into space to continue on his journeys within his many new and beautiful worlds of wonder, always!!!
THE DRAWING WAS CREATED BY MY BEAUTIFUL CHILD AND ARTIST, JEREMIAH KAUFFMAN. THE WONDERFUL YOUNG MAN IN THE STORY IS JEREMIAH. JEREMIAH’S LIFE AND ART INSPIRED ME TO WRITE THIS STORY AS A TRIBUTE TO HIS MEMORY. AND NOW I AM TELLING IT TO YOU! THANK YOU FOR VIEWING JEREMIAH’S ART AND FOR READING MY STORY!!!!
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