Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

I have mentioned here before that at school I always enjoyed bible stories and to illustrate this I have come across an old drawing that dad kept for many years in his scrapbook.  This was my early attempt to create a pictorial record of the feeding of the five thousand and it always amused him because he always wondered where the other four thousand, nine hundred and ninety-nine people were!

Please try and remember that I drew this picture over fifty years ago so I have absolutely no explanation to offer as to why it has failed so miserably to capture the scale of the event and why there is only one person in it.  Actually, as it happens, there were a lot more than five thousand because this didn’t include the women and the children.  Possibly the person in the picture is Jesus himself and the crowd is behind me listening attentively, or perhaps I was just being meticulous and concentrating on producing a perfect picture, or maybe it was the end of the day, the school bell rang and I simply ran out of time but I’m afraid I will just never know.

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17 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

  1. I wonder if that is hair or a hat? So sweet that your Dad kept it all those years.

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  2. I think it’s a great picture.

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  3. The drawing is wonderful, Andrew. It’s fabulous your father saved this all this years. ❤ Must make you feel proud.

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  4. Wonderful insight into a child’s brain here!

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  5. What a treasure. I bet your dad never imagined you’d be posting it on a blog.

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  6. Loved the story and the picture.

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  7. Thanks for the bible story, Andrew 🙂 I never know what I am going to get when I look at your blog.

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  8. Oh, great! I recently came across a picture I drew when I was little that mum kept all her life….. I love your one little person!

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  9. ha ha! I’m glad to see what you wrote, because I read the caption of the picture, then examined the picture, and thought, “Huh?” I was giggling the whole time I read the post. I just *love* it that you are not able to explain what your child’s mind was thinking back then. 🙂

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