The Temple Maze

Inspired by the photograph at Friday Fictioneers. Photograph courtesy: Melanie Greenwood.

The Temple Maze

Word Count: 100

The light of the rising sun skipped through the branches of the trees, falling on the shoulders of the two friends as they made their way up the steps.

“There’s this maze in the temple garden,” said Dojin, removing his slippers, “I went inside the last time I came here.”

“Oh! That sounds fun,” replied Partha, following suit.

“Not really. The maze ends where it started. What fun is that?”

Dojin looked at Partha, who was lost in thought. When he snapped back to the present, he smiled.

“I think it means you are where you were meant to be.”

(© 4th February 2015)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

28 thoughts on “The Temple Maze”

  1. It would be so wonderful if we could be in the place we are meant to be…and such wisdom in the little boy’s words. I wonder what he was thinking about though, right before he snapped into the present.
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    • I think we are, Ishi 🙂 Reminded of the quote by Heraclitus. This moment, we are who we are, where we are and that’s where we were meant to be.

      It’s not for the next moment 😀 Next moment might be somewhere else. Dojin and Partha might be inside the temple next 🙂 And he was wondering about the maze I think.
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  2. Clever and subtle. While on the face of it, it is anecdotal, it also hinted to me of an encounter between guru and student. I looked up ‘Partha’ to learn it was the name of a warrior-prince in the Bhagavad-Gita. I immediately thought of Arjuna, also that he was a warrior who, at the opening of BG, was in conflict about going to war, that he and Krsna were good friends, and indeed that the BG is a conversation between Arjuna and Krsna, wherein Krsna is revealing to Arjuna the mysteries of existence. 🙂

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