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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Isn’t life too beautiful?

During my occasional visits to a chain store near my house, I used to meet this nice elderly white lady who used to sit at the checkout counter. Her heavily wrinkled face revealed her age as at least late eighties. I always wondered what forced this lady to work in a store at that age!
One afternoon, while I was checking out my things, we observed a small crowd gathering in front of a high-rise building just outside the store, across the road. A person who just entered the store at that time told us that someone jumped from the top floor of that building and committed suicide.
I could see the old lady’s face paling out with the shock. With tears in her eyes, she softly exclaimed – “honey, isn’t life too beautiful to end like that? What’s happening to this world!”