The Three Folded Slates, an allegory

Eighty four years ago, there were eighty five trees in a forest. Amongst the tall green trees were twelve rocks, three of which were slate. A careful observation of the slates shows that at one time, the slates were folded. “How can a rock be folded?” one might ask. The answer is found in one of the tall trees. The leaves were golden on one side of the trees (the easternmost side). On the other side, the leaves were a speckled green with reflective mineral-like crystalline spots. Each leaf had a fold, in fourway sections. Imagine an origami lesson where you were told to fold a piece of paper four ways. Each leaf was folded in such a manner. The tall tree sat on a hill, the only hill in the forest. Up close, the tree did not look green; rather, it appeared golden when the observer was facing west, and reflectively speckled when facing east. Note that this story may have been told, and retold, so the directions are inconsequential, i.e. substitute east with west, or north, doesn’t matter. What matters is that each side had differently colored leaves. Most importantly, the leaves on one side of the tree were covered with a reflective crystalline pattern. This hill was covered with red bedrock, enough so that the tree’s roots were hidden. Underneath the bedrock was a cardboard box that contained a slate folder.

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9 Comments

  1. After a day of contemplation, the allegory finally made sense. It was like a really sensible feeling and I understood perfectly.

  2. Please provide an explanation for your allegory. I have been contemplating it for over 2 days and it still is quite an odd story, I can’t make too much out of it because it has me in a deep state of thinking.

  3. Aileen92892

    Interesting, the crystalline spots must have a special meaning when it comes to trees and leaves. Thank you.

  4. Aileen92892, thank you for noticing the special meaning.

  5. I absolutely agree. That is precisely how I see it. Great!

  6. Chas and Stoov

    I am looking forward to more allegory stories. They are really, really exciting for me, to read.

  7. With the interesting placement of trees in the forest and all, I am beginning to think that I may finally understand the meaning of your allegory. It seems to be a really deep and fascinating meaning which I am loving the chance to contemplate and consider.

  8. Some of the material here is really amazing. I am curious about your belief system. Do you have one in place, in regards to how you measure diagrams, count allegorical distances, and enumerate the various news qualities?

  9. Chris and cousins

    Excellent article, especially the three folded slate references.

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