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The Hanging Portraits in the Room were so magnificent, everywhere was quiet as though I was in a grave yard. I walked into the room hearing my footsteps, What could be happening, isn’t this the great Hall that had the “Mona Lisa”?. I saw a man moving from right to left of the room, He looked familiar, I had troubles locating parts of the building since it was my first in Louvre Museum. I called but I wasn’t answered, What’s really happening?

 He entered another hall and I dashed in with Him, looking at me, He stopped and chuckled. You must be Peter, It’s a long time already, how are you doing?. I could not get a good perspective of Him, He was wearing a black hat and white hair covered all His face. Everywhere was quiet, nobody was in the room. In fear, I asked Who are you?.

 Da-Vinci, Leonardo da Vinci, the man muttered. At a stance, I felt the world was rotating at a degree higher than 360. Did the world travel back to the renaissance period or Leonardo was re-incarnated. Looking at him in awe, couldn’t figure out what to do, I needed help in the building because I didn’t know how I got in talking less of how I would get out. 

 Did I make a mistake entering into this Hall, why follow a stranger in the first place?. Da-Vinci told me, I know you must be surprised but I was more than surprised, I was shocked. He said He has been good and used the Human Computing neural Network to know my name. Do I need any help?. I needed help and I answered without stressing my brain Yes, I’m lost and also want to see the Mona-Lisa. He smiled as though I said something a lad would say: walking towards me, there were some mathematical equations on His hands and he showed me. Why do I need an equation despite all what I said. He pointed to each numbers and letters and told me that each represented a part of the hall. Different sections of the hall had different equations which looked simultaneous. It was up to 15 equations, I’m a good mathematician but wasn’t ready to solve in this type of situation, I summoned courage and took it since I was here for exploration. I differentiated the variables, got my x,y and z. Plotted it on a graph and showed it to Him. He nodded in affirmation and told me I just got my way out of the building. He told me the x,y and z symbolize the coordinates where I would find the Mona-Lisa. He took joy in me and I went in search of the Mona-Lisa.

 I found the world best painting inside a vault. It was more beautiful than I had seen before in digital or e-copies, the painting was as though they painted it yesterday. It was speaking words into me. This is the best experience had. I watched it for over 30minutes and saw other beautiful portraits in the building, I was privileged to see the “Venus de Milo” by Alexandros of Antioch, “the Raft of the Medusa” by Thèodore Gèricault and “oath of the Horatii” by Jacques-Louis David. All these were designed to depict words of wisdom because painting talks. It speaks beautiful words, wonderful words, pretty words of life. I was moving back when I hit a stone and looked back. Lo, it wasn’t a stone, Leonardo was at my back again. 

 How did you and other people grow into great engineers?, How were you able to think beyond art and using engineering in the art world?, the helicopter's design is still widely in use thanks to you. I realy want to think beyond art, I want to be a better person and use art and engineering cooperatively. I want to use music to change the world and convert innovations into its monetary equivalent. Leonardo gazed at me and took off His eyes from me immediately as though He saw a good vision in me. Peter, you just solved an equation and got your way out of this building. Many people have been trapped in this building until some other human try to use the trial and error method to save them but you found this with mathematical equation. The world is filled with complex equations we have to solve everyday. We have to find solutions to our problems by ourselves. We can only discover the truth in ourselves and you’ve done it. Now go into the world and teach these words, make people hear it and tell them to give attention to their subconscious. It might be called subconscious but it’s truly conscious. Preach these words anywhere and also build things yourself because I know you’ll be Great. Do things and learn from people, When you fail stand up again because it will spur you to achieve more. Deliver great riches to the poor because they helped you get up. I know you are not married but when you find love, love Her with all your heart. Obey those that brought you to life. Never forget your ancestors no matter where you travel to. This advice, I don’t give to people but you bought it for yourself by paying attention to the equation. I give my friends advice and I’m happy you are one of them. That’s ‘da Vinci’s code. He said. Keep it and treasure it because it’s more useful than money. I thanked Him in tears because I've been good and busy in things but not very productive, so this is what makes Leaders productive, this is what made great men like you super-hero. Thank you so much Sir I said again.

 The breeze was blowing fiercely, I met myself outside already, where was Leonardo da vinci, I was in France truly but I didn’t see any Italian man beside me. I couldn’t fathom what had happened, was it a dream?, Is it a vision?, is it magic?. All these were the questions I asked myself but it didn't matter because I learnt a lot already. This is the best experience I had. “Taxi!, taxi!!, Je vais une Eiffel Tower, Louvre”. I muttered. I was going there to experience another great lesson.


  

May 02, 2020 16:29

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Femi Badmus
14:42 May 03, 2020

Peter, after reading your story, I learnt alot of lessons. That's why you say we should pay attention to Mathematical Equations. We don't know when we need them. You think outside the box. I love this.

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Peter Ayeni
21:57 May 06, 2020

Mr. Femi, you're a wonderful man, keep shining.

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Stellar James
14:37 May 03, 2020

We read your story in the company and it spake words to us. Nice work Engr. Peter

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Peter Ayeni
21:58 May 06, 2020

Wow!! Miss. Stellar, continue reading. I'm so elated.

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Company Username
14:30 May 03, 2020

I was surprised when you sent me a link to view your story, this is a truly interesting one and I would urge all members of the Company to read your story during the leisure hours, I know you're good at crafting out things. Ride on.

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Peter Ayeni
21:58 May 06, 2020

Thank you Sir, they've been reading and giving comments. I really appreciate your kind gesture.

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Peter Ayeni
22:45 May 02, 2020

Mona-Lisa is truly a word of art. It speaks to the marrow of the bones. Shine on.

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Unwanaobong Essien
13:36 May 12, 2020

First time I'm seeing science interwoven into a story this way... it's a nice trend you're creating. I also wrote a story on this prompt

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Peter Ayeni
17:15 May 13, 2020

Thank you so much

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Ayeni Jacob
22:43 May 02, 2020

Keep on winning

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22:42 May 02, 2020

I really learnt lots of advice from the 'da Vinci's code. Thank you for sharing those pieces of advice with us.

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Peter Ayeni
21:59 May 06, 2020

Thank God Ma/Sir.

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Peter Ayeni
22:39 May 02, 2020

This is a truly nice idea. France is a big City. Keep the good skill, continue writing and shinning.

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22:41 May 02, 2020

Wow!!!. The concept and what you're driving at are strong. You are a great writer and I would always logon to view your stories.

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Peter Ayeni
21:59 May 06, 2020

Thank you.

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Deborah Tife
10:02 May 14, 2020

Smiles. Leornado came back? I'm laughing. But I couldn't stop reading. You tried would rate you 4/5

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Peter Ayeni
20:10 May 14, 2020

Thank you for the rating. Thank you for the smiles

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Bimbo Ade
09:57 May 14, 2020

You have a good sense of writing stories Peter but improve on quotes. I enjoyed the story. You are very creative. So creative. If you understand the basics, you would really go far in writing. Enjoy your writing journey.

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Peter Ayeni
20:11 May 14, 2020

Wow!!! I missed a lot, this is the second comment I'm receiving on my quotation marks, I promise to improve.

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Abiodun Ayeni
22:30 May 02, 2020

Hmmmmm. Da-Vinci and art, Engineering and the world are all interwoven. Keep up with the momentum.

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22:27 May 02, 2020

You write with all vigour and express your words well.

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Peter Ayeni
22:00 May 06, 2020

Thank you Sir/Ma

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Fay Rolnad
10:28 May 14, 2020

A nice plot, keep it up

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Peter Ayeni
20:09 May 14, 2020

Thank you so kuch

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Dele Oke
10:22 May 14, 2020

What a nice lesson learned

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Peter Ayeni
20:09 May 14, 2020

I'm glad you learnt something

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George Kayode
10:09 May 14, 2020

Write to tell us what happened at Eiffel Tower. We would be happy to read. Nice writer

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Peter Ayeni
20:10 May 14, 2020

Then you have to DM me, I would be happy to tell you.

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Ayeni Jacob
22:29 May 02, 2020

You never fail to amaze me. This is a wonderfully crafted experience. It is more than a story.

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Peter Ayeni
20:11 May 14, 2020

Yes Sir

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Lydda Fret
09:50 May 14, 2020

You think well and handsomely. I love the story so much. Try to use the mathematical equation always.

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Peter Ayeni
20:11 May 14, 2020

I'm elated

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13:36 May 12, 2020

First time I'm seeing science interwoven into a story this way... it's a nice trend you're creating. I also wrote a story on this prompt

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Peter Ayeni
17:15 May 13, 2020

Thank you so much. Leornado is a great man. I wanted His worls to keeping on talking

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Tife Ofa
10:40 May 14, 2020

Peter, I read through all your stories and I loved them Nice one in this

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Peter Ayeni
20:11 May 14, 2020

Thank you Sir/Ma

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