The Harbinger

via Daily Prompt: Conveyor

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Signs, portents, omens. The hero is awakened by the herald, a harbinger (or two, or three). Gandalf sparks Frodo, Hagrid awakens Harry Potter, or Pooh to piglet The shady one, the mysterious one, the edgy one, is the harbinger, the one who calls or perhaps, the one who points. Some are explicit, some are covert, but whichever, whomever, they unveil the beginning of a path, a journey, sometimes an adventure. We all need a harbinger ot two in our lives, someone who will spark the journey, the adventure, the next step. And, in our own way, we all need to be a harbinger for someone.

As Winnie the Pooh says:-

"I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen." 
Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)

 

 

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12 responses to “The Harbinger

  1. … and are we not all reluctant heroes?

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  2. MNL

    Just don’t offer him tea, then he’ll never leave — and then you’ll have a bunch of dwarves banging on your door and eating all your cake. No wonder a person forgets their hat when they hit the road after all that. Ah well, at least they do the dishes while you’re packing. The best adventures are unexpected. Love the essay today.

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  3. Lyn Cannon

    This sparked a new way of looking at these kind of people in our life and caused me to reflect on who they have been in my life and who I am this to

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  4. Yes very true we all need a harbinger of good vibes in our lives.

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