A scout from the 18th finds a peaceful scene amidst the chaos and carnage of war around him. Captivated, he feels compelled to stay a moment and reflect...
Perhaps it reminded him of his homeworld when his father would take him fishing in the beautiful swamps near the family farm. Or of the bubbling creeks that fed the mighty rivers that he used to hang around with his friends. Whatever it may have been, the scenery and the following lesson were awe-inspiring proportions.
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He didn't know why he did it at the time, but he instinctively picked up a small rock and gently tossed it into the pool, disturbing the peace of the water...
He watched as the stone sank rapidly to the bottom, disappearing in the depths of that crystal pool...
The waves quickly rippled outward, spreading the disturbance on. But was it spreading the disturbance, or were the waves calming the waters in assurance that all was alright?
Then, just as they appeared, the waves vanished; leaving the pool calm again as if the stone had never left his hand. Perhaps just a physical phenomenon to you and me contained a lesson of profound importance to the scout. I shall let him explain in his own words from his journal:
"I continue to look back on that day with great appreciation to a small, struggling fountain and a peaceful pond of water. War challenges a man in many ways not only his physical strength, stamina, and skill; but also in deeper ways it challenges the core of the man himself. I was beginning to doubt many of the things I held dear-my beliefs, love, and trust in my fellow man-I did not believe I could ever be the same again. When I tossed that stone into the pond, it disturbed it horribly, throwing water here and about; disturbing the overall balance that had given it security. But after that transforming event, it once again became peaceful. In that moment, it was as if someone grabbed me by the armor straps, looked me in the eye and said: 'I'm still here, and I'll be with you no matter what. I'll bring you through a better man than you were, just wait and see...'"
Not many MOCs that I have seen inspire deep thought and heartfelt emotion, but this is definitely the most beautiful of them all. I personally have never been in the military, but several of my friends have, and the ones that have seen real combat came back with a different outlook on things than when they left. The images and description of this MOC helps give me hope that someday they may find solace from the experiences that haunt them. Thank you.
The fact that such a small vignette can mean so much makes this MOC amazing. The detail is really nice, and the water effects, brilliant, my favourite being the one where the rock is dropped into the pond. Also, i like the anology you used with the peaceful pond to the waterfountain, and a man to war. 10/10 :)
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