Love, Life, Death…and Little White Lies. Chapter 3

March 5, 2021

Continued fromThe First Day of the Rest of My Life. Chapter 2

“Yes it is! You know just last night I spoke to my own granddaughter…” Mr. A stopped himself and with a broad smile continued, “I’m terribly sorry, Miss Jesse to go on like that, but you know how passionate I get about what they’re telling our young girls today. They aught to be telling the young kids—boys and girls alike—“

“—that making love is a conscious choice?” Jessica interjected with a grin.

“And girls have the “right” to mind their own bodies!” Mr. A slapped his knee and then with a more serious gesture, “Oh Miss Jesse there I go again! But tell me, what brings you out to High Street on this fine day?”

I’m having a really tough moment. Everything just turned upside down….like I’ve been floating on a magic carpet, and the rug just got pulled out from under my feet. I’m falling…

“…the doctor says I have less than a year to live, and my husband wants a divorce. Funny thing is (she laughed back a tear) I’m not sure which is worse! But he doesn’t know and why should I tell him now?”

and my heart’s been ripped open…

Mr. Armstrong dropped his shoulders shook his head and let out a strong sigh. How does one respond to the suffering of another fellow human being?

“Love, life, death…and little white lies. Jessica, I’m telling you this now—if there is anything, and I mean anything me or Mrs. A can do for you—you just let us know. You hear?”

“Yes, I hear. Thank you, Mr. A.”

To be continued…


As always, thank you dear reader for sharing your thoughts here.

Author: NZain


21 thoughts on “Love, Life, Death…and Little White Lies. Chapter 3”

      1. Jesus glorified His crucification, isn’t it?

        I suggest read my book Nina, I am sure it would help you to understand pain and suffering a little more.

        You know at one level : Pain is a given in this world of duality. Pain and Pleasure are two sides of the same coin. Suffering on the other hand is our own creation. It is the results of the thoughts with which we view our pain.

        Stay happy. Stay blessed Nina 😊🤗

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      2. Ashok you are absolutely correct! Thank you for the suggestion. I will look.
        And I agree with what you write—pain and pleasure are part of this world of duality… but suffering is our own creation…the way in which we view the world.
        I’m going to give this some more thought today. I find it so interesting and useful.

        Grateful to have connected with you, Ashok. Thank you for sharing your wisdom here. 😊🙏🏻

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    1. It’s a good question, Renee. How to communicate honestly through the hurt…that is this shared human condition. But don’t hurt too much for Jesse—she is about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime!🤗💓🤩


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