The Conclusion: The Farewell

And now it is evening.

And the seeress said, “Blessed be this day and this place and your spirit has spoken.”

And he answered ,

Was it I who spoke?

Was I not also a listener?

Then he descended the steps of the temple.

And he reached his ship and stood upon the deck.

And facing the people he raised his voice and said:

People of Orphalese, the wind bids me to leave you.Brief were my days among you, and briefer still the words I have spoken.

But should my voice fade in your ears, and my love vanish in your memory, then I will come again.

And with a richer heart and lips more yielding to the spirit will I speak.

Yea, I shall return with the tide,

And though death may hide me,yet again will I seek your under standing.

And not in vain will I seek.

If aught I have said is truth, that truth shall reveal itself in a clearer voice, and in more kin to your thoughts.

And if this day is not a fulfillment of your needs and my love, then let it be a promise till another day.

Know therefore, from the greater silence I shall return. Forget not that I shall come back to you. A little while , and my longing shall gather dust and foam for another body.

A little while , a moment of rest upon the wind, and another woman shall bear me.

Farewell to you and the youth I have spent with you.

If in the twilight of memory we should meet once more, we shall speak again together and you shall sing to me a deeper song.

And if our  hands should meet in another dream we shall build another tower in the sky.

So saying he made a signal to the seamen, and straightaway they weighed anchor and cast the ship loose from its moorings,and they moved eastward.

And a cry came from the people as from a single heart, and it rose into the dusk and was carried out over the sea like a great trumpeting.

Only Almitra was silent , gazing after the ship until it had vanished into the mist.

And when all the people dispersed she still stood alone upon the sea-wall, remembering in her heart his saying:

“A little while , a moment of rest upon the wind, and another woman shall bear me.”

“From The Prophet”

Author , Kahlil Gibran

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Daily Prompt: Choose Your Adventure

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Write a story or post with an open ending and let your readers invent the conclusion.

She was in a hurry to go home to tell her mother about getting the job she applied for. She had so much to tell she started running, she did not see the person coming from the opposite direction, they collided, she fell down on the pavement, he stood there stunned unable to figure out what he must do.

She tried to stand up, he helped her. The man noticed she was bleeding from the cut on her forehead. “I’d have to take you to the medical center,” he said.

“Medical center”, she repeated , “I want to go home my mother is waiting for me?”

None of them realized they were perfect strangers to each other, she looked and said, “I’m sorry I was in such a rush to tell my Mom the news ,by the way I am Sonya, I got a job as a programmer at IBM.”

“WOW! You are lucky, I’ve been looking for a job for the past month, but luck did not favor me, oh I am Stuart.”

Sonya and Stuart decided to go to Sonya’s home. She did not want her Mom to worry.

Mrs. Gordon was anxious about Sonya, she called her friends to find out if Sonya was visiting them. Reply from everyone was, “No we did not.”

Mrs. Gordon started pacing back and forth and murmured  “where is that girl”.

Suddenly she heard,”Mom I’m home!

She ran to open the door, there was Sonya, she noticed the cut on her forehead immediately, “What’s wrong Sonya and who is this man?”…………

What happens next READERS feel free to give your conclusion to this story!”