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Broken tiles can tell a story



As promised, here’s the answer to the mystery of the broken tiles I showed yesterday.



This “Big Fish” is the Salmon of Knowledge, a character from Irish mythology.  This wholesome and well-fed fish appeared in The Boyhood Deeds of Fionn, in which he ate nine hazelnuts that fell down to him as he swam in the Well of Wisdom.  These nuts fortified him with the wisdoms of the world and, not such good news for him, the first person to eat him would acquire that knowledge from him.

The mosaic version of this wise fish sits on the river banks in Belfast, created to celebrate the fact that real fish returned to the cleaned-up River Lagan in 1999.


Now over to all of you. Do come and join us in our Saturday six-word musings.

I’ll admit that many of us openly break the numeric rule and share far more words (all excellent of course!) so the key rule is to have a title of six words – and then create around that the post that you desire! Perhaps in bunches of 6 words if you’re feeling inspired.

To join the challenge, please put a link in your post to the URL of this post. Then come back here and leave us a comment. If you have any problems with linking, just put your own URL into the comment. And do feel free to socialise digitally – tweet, instagram, flickr, etc. with the hashtagtags #SixWordSaturday and #6WS.




Copyright Debbie Smyth, 10 March 2018

Posted as part of Six Word Saturday

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