The Keeper of Everything Wise
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ivoryannaliseWriter, Reader, YouTuber, and Artist
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What if Knowledge was a person? Some one like you or me? What would this special someone look like? Would it be a girl or a boy? Young or old? Or maybe even somewhere in between?

The Keeper of Everything Wise

by ivoryannalise

Knowledge flipped a few strands of silky hair over her small shoulders. It was soft and long, but absolutely void of any color.

She quietly huffed under her breath as she continued reading the page, her pale gray eyes darting back and forth.

A noise sounded at her door, and those intelligent eyes rose to inspect the interruption.

She climbed to her feet, graceful and short in stature. Her frame may have been small, but that didn’t distract from the great power she possessed within her mind.

She pulled the door open, curiosity pouring from her very skin. The doorway was short, built to the height of a small child. It was perfectly suited for Knowledge, though.

The person on the other side reacted like a thousand before him had. His features were a perfect mask of shock and confusion as he stared down Knowledge’s small form.

None of them ever expected the keeper of everything wise to be a small child of only six years.

But the man simply lowered his eyes and prepared himself for the wisdom that would surely flow from her mouth.

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ivoryannaliseCommabassadorWriter, Reader, YouTuber, and Artist
a month agoReply
@steveplimmer I'm so glad you loved it! :D Of course! The idea of it was for the reader to be able to come up with their own idea of knowledge! And those quotes! Very nice touch! :D Thank you for commenting! (Don't know why I never saw that you commented. I usually reply so quickly. Better late than never, I guess.)

steveplimmerNot relevant, just read my stuff, please
7 months agoReply
Love this in many ways but I'm not so sure that Knowledge is inherently innocent, to answer the question you pose in the description. I think Knowledge personified would be a giant, since it never stops growing. :) Also, I feel like knowledge and wisdom are two very different things: “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” ― Socrates “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” ― Isaac Asimov “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” ― Albert Einstein “We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.” ― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace And so on... I love the innovation in this piece and the ideas it expresses, though. :)

ivoryannaliseCommabassadorWriter, Reader, YouTuber, and Artist
7 months agoReply
@bernardtwindwil I knew you weren't! I'm sorry if I sounded a little stand-offish. Yes, that is true, and it's so sad! Stuff like that shouldn't define us.

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
7 months agoReply
@ivoryannalise I am not challenging you. I am challenging our culture that sees white as purity and black as evil. You wrote a marvelous work.

ivoryannaliseCommabassadorWriter, Reader, YouTuber, and Artist
7 months agoReply
@bernardtwindwil :D It was extra credit for a class, so I'm happy with it! :) We were supposed to describe Knowledge, but I wrote it this way because I thought I could capture that innocence better if I didn't just upright describe her. Oh! She doesn't actually have a race (if that's what you are talking about). She has white hair to symbolize a mixing of two different age groups, and the gray eyes because Athena (the Greek Goddess) is called the Gray eyed Goddess (She's the goddess of wisdom.). :D

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
7 months agoReply
This is a cleverly written piece. I particularly liked the wispy innocence and purity. I think that the persona could easily have been a child of color. Try to think of beauty and innocence in all shades of the rainbow. This was beautiful and heart warming. Great post!!!

ivoryannaliseCommabassadorWriter, Reader, YouTuber, and Artist
7 months agoReply
@teenauthor Thanks! I had to write it for my literature class! What do you think Knowledge would look like?

teenauthorI'm just a Teen Author
7 months agoReply
this is awesome!!