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Alas, the worm was blind.  Making its way through fertile earth, never meeting a soul, not even its own.  Not knowing kith or kin, it didn't seem to bother him as, day by day, he burrowed his tedious way through mulch and mire; heeding not the dark or the cold.  Not needing to ask the question that never would tire because it never grew old.  He was not simply "you" -- he was "it" who did not exist.

So on and on, as often goes with a worm, it continued the clandestine tryst to turn the soil.  It was what he had learned, or was born having known.  Was he born -- and born to toil? -- flashed a thought in the dark.  Had he not?  He never thought to ask it before.

Then suddenly, the worm broke through the crust of ground!  It squinted hard into a blinding light, and basked in the shade of a sunflower whose head bowed low with curiosity, and promptly doused the worm with a shower of dew.  And all around, he could see -- it saw!  A flood of yellow, and of blue -- and also green!  

What is "green"?  A gorgeous hue -- and instantly he knew.  He had been born, like every living thing, it was true!  How else could it be, this wondrous view by one so blind who now could see, in a place so blessed?  A place he had helped to make!

But he would reason, that it pays to work hard all of your days, and be born into a land of perfect season.
:bulletgreen:This lyrical prose, written especially for fllnthblnk's "Fable Me This" Contest… , "The Worm and the Epiphany" shows how it feels to realize one's efforts have made a difference no matter how insignificant one is perceived.
:new::bulletpink: 12/17/14: Yaay, no more chipmunk!  I redid the audio reading for this piece which is greatly improved, sound-wise.  I hope you will enjoy, and thanks!  Please click here:…
(p.s.  If you still hear the old recording (you'll know if you do), just click on ctrl/F5 keys at the same time.)
Audio conversion & fine tuning/cleaning of background by RetroZombie Thank you, John! :heart:

:bulletorange:07/13/10: featured here:…
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LadyMurasaki1 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
I love this so much. :happybounce: Thank you for sharing this! I wasn't here in 2010 so I probably would have missed it otherwise!
jade-pandora Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Bounce Ohhh thank you thank you thank youuu!
blalock27 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner 3 days ago
:bow:2 rvmp 
andyslade Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
A gem.
jade-pandora Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Ah most kind of you to say, Andy. And thank you for fav'ing it. <3
Ravenwolfe0 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
All has been said. So I can just re-iterate. Simply Beautiful.
jade-pandora Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
I appreciate your words as much as anyone else's - thank you.
Ravenwolfe0 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Elmara Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Student Writer
the ending is so powerful in it's simplicity. brilliant execution and ethreal imagery, as always. :heart:

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