Pobble 365

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August 1st

The weight of the world

Photo : Photo courtesy of Ivan Valentino www.1x.com

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The weight of the world

The weight of the world

Question time!

Is the picture about a woman dragging a large ball along a road, or is there a deeper meaning behind it? What do you think is happening?

What does having ‘the weight of the world on your shoulders’ mean?

What does ‘salvation’ mean? Why is the city in the distance called ‘Salvation City’? What will happen when she gets there? Will she ever get there?

Why is it an old woman pulling the world, and not a young man or woman?

In what way is the path impeding her?

What is the path made from? Is this significant?

Why has the artist made a picture like this? What do you think their message is to people?

Is the weather in the picture significant?

Perfect picture!

Can you draw a picture of one thing YOU could do differently in your life to make the world a better place?

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Story starter!

She carried the weight of the world on her shoulders, but there wasn’t much further to go. The path she had taken was a difficult one; it had impeded her every step of the way.

Salvation City lay just a few kilometres ahead, and she must summon all of her courage to reach it if she was to save the world…

Sentence challenge!

Can you write down what you think is going through the old woman’s mind?

You could write it down as an internal dialogue, or as a series of questions she asks to herself.

Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?

The woman pulled the world along a road. There was a city ahead. The sky was cloudy.

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