Writing Prompt #90 – Proverb – January 18, 2015

“Fruit Pickers Harvesting Under the Mango Tree,” by Fernando Amorsolo in 1939

 

“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”

This idiom has always terrified me. I was reluctant even to have children just encase I would “turn” on becoming a parent into someone I did not recognize (into a monster). For others this idiom is reassuring as their caretakers are/were positive role models. I want you to explore the ways in which you are like your family (blood relations are unnecessary just choose the people who raised you and/or influenced you the most growing up). Try not to focus exclusively on the negative or exclusively on the positive, aim for a balanced perspective.

Yves

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