Seth narrated his ordeal to his mother. He noticed she beamed with smiles.
“Mum, I’m telling you this because I know you have a good eye for this matter. But mum, you’ve been smiling all along.”
“Oh! You feel I should show empathy by wearing a worried look. See, my love, life teaches us in varied ways. It teaches each of us in its different versions.”
“But it’s enervating.”
“Yes, I know. We only need to push against the tide. We need to have a deciduous heart. I smiled because life is aiding you to script your chapbook of memories.”

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Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
8 months ago

What do you mean by “decidious heart?” Loved this line, “life is aiding you to script your chapbook of memories.”

Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
8 months ago

Seth’s mother is very wise, Thompson. An interesting story with a strong message.

Sandra James
Sandra James(@sandra-james)
8 months ago

I, too, love the idea of a chapbook of memories and lessons. Sometimes we despair and wonder why certain things happen to us but often in time we learn a very valuable lesson. A wise mother and a great story, Thompson. Well done!

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
8 months ago

Wow! I envied the mum on your story for being very wise mom. I wish I am wise as her. I also loved this line: “…….I smiled because life is aiding you to script your chapbook of memories.” Such a great lesson. Well done, Thompson. 

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Thompson Emate
8 months ago

You’re most welcome, Thompson.

Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
8 months ago

There is a great lesson in this story, Thompson. Without hardship and failures, that scrapbook with useful lessons will be empty. The mother is very wise.

7 months ago

This is a memorable story, Thompson. I love the “deciduous heart” expression. It reminds me of the great trees that surround my home – majestic and powerful, and living long lives. I also love the idea of life as a chapbook of memories. Great writing.

Last edited 7 months ago by Fuji

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