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Yesterday's writing prompt was 'Goliath'.

My Goliath is exhaustion. It rather knocked me down last night. I didn't get out of bed this morning until after 10:00. I took the day off. (Thankfully, I have a job that allows some flexibility.)

Today's prompt is 'dumb'. In modern usage the word has long since disconnected from its original meeting of 'unable to speak' except, perhaps, in the expression, 'struck dumb'. I am the father of a son who is developmentally delayed (a less prejudicial synonym of 'retarded') and voiceless. He is not dumb. 'Dumb', like 'fool' includes the sense of 'ought to know better'.

Not paying attention to the Goliaths in our lives is dumb.

When it came to military matters, David was no dummy. He was an accomplished marksman with the sling. He prepared his ammunition carefully, five smooth stones from the creek bed. I can picture him hefting each stone in his hand, considering its size, weight and smoothness, its suitability for the task. When Goliath came within range, David nailed him with the first shot.

I have not been as wise with my own Goliath
Thanks to SenoritaBlack for passing along the prompts.
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The-Infamous-PeeGee Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent (and tying the two prompts together into one piece is inspired).

Also your son now has a new watcher :)

People are quick to judge and discount those who cannot communicate "normally". Well, define "normal" anyway!
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pearwood Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, Paul. I'll have to get him out for some serious shooting.
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SenoritaBlack Featured By Owner May 18, 2016
Wow this is touching and cool. I have a cousin with Downs. She has been the absolute light of my life for 21 years, almost 22. She's my baby. :D
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pearwood Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
RobertTryon does nicely with his camera when can get him out with it and the tripod.
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SenoritaBlack Featured By Owner May 18, 2016
Yes, he does. :)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Neither have I.. we better collect us some nice river stones
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pearwood Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
And take good care of our tools.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep!
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