picture challenge

Ideas

Misunderstandings

Habits

Trust

Walls

Originals and Copies

Resolutions

Doors

Sacrifice

Sky

Birthdays

Oaths

Brothers

Pain

Anonymity

Waiting

Life and Death

First

Escape

Memories

Creatures

Stones

Knowledge

Directions

Opposites

Circles

Money

Raiment

Sickness

Out of Place

Unexpected Adventure

Endings

Beginnings

Alphabet Story

Weather

Bonds

Betrayal and Forgiveness

No Time

Yes, I do

Mystery

Mmmmmmmm...

Temptation

Shadow

Holidays

Letters

Smile

Magic

Mountains

Dialogue

Weapons

Capture

Smells

Promises

History Repeating Itself

Jewels

Last Words

Seed

Around the Fireside

Moments of Transition

First Meetings

Stars

Languages

Heirlooms

Candles

Stories and Pictures

In the Name of Love

Animals of Middle-earth

Alcohol

Numbers

Music

Colours of Middle-earth

Dreams

Trees

Father and Son

Names

One Voice

Anniversaries

Heart Break

Resolutions

Losers Weepers

Finders Keepers

Devil's Advocate

Falls

Journeys

Five Ingredients - Your Recipe

The Student Surpasses the Teacher

Mothers

Pranks

Return of the Light

Trading Places

The Price of Freedom

Giving Gifts, Receiving Gifts

Bad Habits

Weird Tales

Crossroads

Elven Realms

Competitions

Strange Encounter

Crime and Punishment

"When I Was Your Age...!

Eat, Drink and Be Merry!

Excuses

Leavetaking

Once Upon A Time

Disguises

Healing

Love

Growing Up

Twenty-Four

Dark Places

Friend or Foe

Well-laid Plans

The Sea, The Sea

Good and Evil

The Four Elements

As Time Goes By

Childhood Fears

Whodunit

Me, Myself and I

Skills

Maidens of Middle Earth

Crossing Borders

On Location

Home is Where the Heart is

A Glimpse of the Future

That's a First

Hobbits

Secrets

Unlikely Heroes

The O. C.

Lest we Forget

Proverbs

Choices

Friendship

If I could turn back Time

Wanderlust

First Sentence

Things to be Thankful for

White Lie

Winter Wonderland

Rituals and Festivities

Boo!

Happiness/Unhappiness

Family

Drabbles

What If ...?

One Title: Your Story

A Fairy Tale, Middle-Earth style

Games People Play

Friends in Small Places

Our theme for June is The Student Surpasses the Teacher.

We begin to learn from the moment we are born: movement, language, skills, wisdom, magic. We learn from environment and from family, from friends and from personal mentors. For some of us, there comes a time when we surpass our teachers: a time to defy or re-define relationships and paradigms. This is the heart of this theme.

Who taught Estel the ways of Elves and Men, the skills of sword and tracking? Who trained Legolas in the art of the bow, or in the demands of princedom? And how did the student far exceed the teacher's highest hopes and ambitions for them? Was it natural talent on their part? Determined resolution? Both? How did it change their view of themselves, their teachers, the culture they lived in?

Learning never ends, and so this theme is not limited to stories of growing up. Even later in life, Aragorn had to learn to be King in practice and not only theory; Legolas, perhaps, had to learn to live in a world from which most elves had departed. New skills to master, or new teachers to expand on existing skills, offer endless opportunities for the student to surpass the teacher.

Special thanks to Annette for suggesting the theme.

Here are the stories for this month:


Middle-Earth Itself by N_Forest 2nd place

Tongues of Men and of Angels by Linda Hoyland 1st place

Way of the World by Michelle 1st place

Your Teitho-moderators,
Marethiel, nautika, StarLight, and Valante



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