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A Solace Amidst a Struggle
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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...'"


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  September 11, 2010
*sniff sniff* It''s...beautiful...
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  September 7, 2010
Wow. Your war vignettes are always so meaningful. 5/5!
  August 15, 2009
thats deep... and my radios playing a song that goes perfectly with this...
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  July 28, 2009
A beautiful little vig, I love the contrast...
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  July 26, 2009
Amazing... A great lesson and a wonderful build. Thanks for sharing!
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  July 26, 2009
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 :) CHECK OUT/COMMENT on my mocs please!
Ultramarine .
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Commander Rusty
  July 24, 2009
Cool! I really like the fountain and the mood is perfect.
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  July 10, 2009
I love how the fountain looks wet. Great work!
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  July 9, 2009
this rox!!! p.s. can u please get the guy in charge of LRF to invite me there... i wanna!
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  July 8, 2009
Beautiful work man. Really made me think.
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  July 4, 2009
This is very deep, yet easy to grasp. The waters look very nice, like a small fountain of some sorts, great work. I do also love how the flowers blend in the enviroment, yet stand out.
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  July 1, 2009
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  July 1, 2009
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  July 1, 2009
It's so beautiful! *tear*
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  June 30, 2009
Deep... I love it!
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