Five Card Story: The search for enlightenment

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a Five Card Flickr story by Brandon Lopez created Nov 04 2020, 11:58:30 pm. Create a new one!

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Exposition: Zen is young woman from the remote areas of California. She would often say, some parents step out for a smoke, mine go inside to pray to a weird statue. She's a highly respected mathematician, and as such has trouble seeing things outside of pure logic.

Rising action:When she leaves her office at work, and looks up at the sky an almost perfect end to an easy day. Suddenly she feels as though something is wrong, a connection of some sort is missing. Her father has been sick and she fears for the worst. Things like that aren't real she tells herself as she quickly makes her way home.

Climax:As she hurried home she saw her mother outside looking lost. She hadn't called anyone at this point, it was through pure connection of spirit that she felt her father had left this world. Looking at her favorite material possession a classic Plymouth muscle car, she finally understood that there was more to life. My family knew more to life than just "things" and I've turned my back to who I really am she thought to herself.

Falling Action: Zen went to get flowers from a florist that was a long time friend of her father. He has just finished watering a beautiful orange bouquet, and said to her "these were your fathers favorite." He too had felt his passing and wished to give these as sign of respect.

Resolution:After the funeral the florist asked Zen if she was interested in learning the old ways. She still felt a strong sense for logic and math, but was beginning to doubt if pure reason was truly the only way. She accepted and went on a walk across the bridge and to the mountain ranges of California. There she would learn to not just see with her eye but begin to look within.

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