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Apr272012

Yarns of Yore

Don't you think there's something about peoples of the past that reaches out and grabs your souls and imaginations?

 Each time I see a petroglyph I find myself transported in space and time and I imagine the information those ancient people were sharing. Sometimes the petroglyphs seem to be 'how to' information and other times they seem to be more of a story. 

 Were these ancients the first to create Manga stories? Is the only difference between them and today's Manga that we now use words to enhance the comics? Or, perhaps, were the stories created by young mothers in order to entertain their children? Or were they carefully drawn by elders of the tribes in order to leave important messages for those who were to follow? Sometimes I wonder if the pictures were drawn by children entertaining themselves...and they are somewhere laughing at the importance we place on them.

 Whatever the reality, I can sit for hours staring at these pictures and my imagination takes flight. Do they do the same for you?

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Yarns of yore -

are they child's play, stories, or important messages?

 

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Reader Comments (2)

I don't think that children were allowed to make the drawings, just special members of the tribe who had this special talent. Just a guess. This is the next to the last day of the blog challenge and I feel lucky to have found you!

April 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternatalie

Thank you for your kind words Natalie. I shall be visiting you later on.

April 28, 2012 | Registered CommenterDr. Rhia

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