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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #13 – General Truths

Phew!  Was getting carried away with this one.  Went back to Crispina’s rules and regs and realised… oops!  Gotta cut back!  I knew I had a haiku in mind for this one.  Then decided it turn it into a Haibun. (I’m no expert here so I just might be misnaming my offering. Apologies, if I am!)

General Truths

I look at this gate or door of sorts and quotes pop into my mind:

  • “When one door closes, another opens” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  • “If the gates are open, walk in; if the gates are closed, find a way and move in!” ~Mehmet Murat Ildan
  • “Be an opener of doors” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “A very little key will open a very heavy door.”~ Charles Dickens

Adage, expression, axiom,  cliché, proverb… I never realised there were so many different words meaning

“a short statement expressing a general truth”

General truth. Makes sense, they didn’t ‘come to be’ out of thin air, did they? Don’t know why it’s such an insult to be called a cliché if you are happy with who you are. Why allow naysayers power over you?

Funny how the quotes that came to mind speak of breaking barriers.

Choices to be made

Doors and gates:  End? Or


(150 words)

85 thoughts on “Crimson’s Creative Challenge #13 – General Truths

  1. I rather like being the opener of doors. 🙂
    One of the simple pleasures of helpfulness to others that takes nothing from me and gives another person a moment of connection. Simple stuff, this, but still important.
    Fun interpretation, Dale, me think!

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  2. The cage is open but the beast is asleep! Sorry could resist.
    By the way I sent a ping back to you in my last post about continuing a story, don’t feel you have to continue but I’m beginning to doubt if anyone gets my ping backs which would mean they are not ping backs but something else!

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  3. There’s a lot to think about, Dale. And every cliché was once fresh, and is heard for the first time by someone. End, or possibilities?–I have a feeling you’ve opened a lot of doors that seemed closed and locked.

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  4. Q,

    A haibun is something you get at Cinnabon. I love those little things! With some cafe, always have to be able to chase it with something.

    Not sure what this is supposed to be. Is it a story? A Merriam Webster definition gone groovy trip? I dig the gate pic and the quotes very much, so Imma go with . . . both. 🙂


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  5. Dear Dale,

    I didn’t think I was going to get through the Dale and Marco show. 😉 Buns, puns and fritters a-plenty. I believe things become cliche for a reason. And the reasons aren’t always bad, are they? I had a friend who was fond of saying a failure is an opportunity to learn, Love the piece…so very Dale and then some.




    • Dear Rochelle,

      I know, we are ridonkulous.
      And yes. Failure is a learning experience. And I’m cool with being a cliché… depending on which one, of course 😉

      Shalom and Lotsa love,


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