Teachers are not supposed to have favourites, but with Roy, it was hard not to.

“What are you looking at sweetie?”

“Do you know what I think clouds are teacher? God’s paintings.
Look. Right now it’s that nice painting that hangs in art class. That’s God reaching out to Adam.
Pastor Samuel said God created man in his image, so that God’s light shining out from behind Adam. The little clouds are the angels singing praise. Isn’t it a wondrous painting?

Don’t worry. I know what clouds really are. Mr. Geoffrey taught us in science. But I still like to think of them as God’s art. It’s a much prettier thought.”


Written for Friday Fictioneers with photo by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

6 thoughts on “God and Roy

  1. I love so many things about this story. And I agree with the narrator, it would be too difficult not to seriously like Roy. One must admire a character who understands that science and belief don’t have to be enemies. They are just different, and understanding one doesn’t mean that the other doesn’t exist or is wrong.


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