Life Lived

She was not a bad looking girl.  But all the unnecessary weight was a sign of years of disinterest in her own life, possibly despair.  What was it?  A lost love?  Failure at school?  An unquiet home life?  Parents, even when present, can sometimes be childishly disruptive.  I couldn’t do anything, but I did say a prayer.

We size people up when we see them, and draw conclusions.  Their appearance gives clues, but I wouldn’t dare conclude with certainty.  It is sad, but would you believe it, sadness is part of the kaleidoscope, and beauty of life.  That is, if kept in check.

But can we achieve a balanced life?  We try, but we need the perspective of eternity to succeed, to fill in where we failed.

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