Prophet Pond - BOTH Audio and Text
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Faced with what I knew was going to change my life forever, I sneaked out back to contemplate the bond
That getting married represents, and thought I’d try my luck by privately consulting - “Prophet Pond.”
Prophet Pond is what we call an acre's worth of water that lies about a block inside the wood
Behind our home, and where I’ve often gone to help decide if chances I might take were ones I should.
I found what I believed to be a nearly perfect rock - thin and glassy smooth - and as I dipped,
My heart was racing fast because I knew that this could be the most important stone I ever skipped.
I saw them as barometers - predictors - that would gauge my chances of success at what I tried.
Prophecies on ventures I was bound to undertake…ones to which my destiny was tied.
To me the count was crucial. If it skipped but once or twice, it meant that I would likely fair quite well,
While three or four would indicate a better still result, and five or six…a promise to excel!
And so, because I understood the difference in the count might represent the span from “hell” to “heaven”…
I held the rock before my face and told it, “Pay attention. I need your help…
I’m shootin’ for a seven!”
Even if it hadn’t skipped at all - we’d still have married, but this was something I just had to try.
So, rocking back, I cocked my arm as far as it would reach, and with a little prayer, I let ‘er fly.
The pond was smooth as glass that day, and I am really good at skipping rocks, and this one was a gem, So, I, of course, am not at all surprised that we’re so happy…we started off our marriage with…a ten!
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