Packed in two sentences

In Quora today I saw a question

What is the saddest story you can come up with in two sentences?

There were lot of answers to it, but here are some which I really really liked. I am not sure if they belonged to the author or if they told some one else’s story but they were beautiful nonetheless.

Lisa Kathryn Perry : Mama, I’m hungry. I know sweetheart, maybe tomorrow.
Sarah Rae Works : She couldn’t breathe the air because she knew he was breathing it too. It was time she stopped sharing, so she gave this last gift away.
Anonymous: He was wide awake in the middle of the night. It was not the presence of his thoughts that was bothering him; it was their absence.

SoCS: Thoughts on Shape(s)

As soon as I read the prompt, the first question that popped up in my head was the one I read in Quora: What if earth were a cube or something like that. Let me check my emails and get the link…….OK. The actual question was ‘What if earth were a cube instead of a sphere‘. I guess we would have thought about the shape of the earth at least once to ask why it is so. I was happy to see the question and the answer, because I am sure my nieces/nephew are bound to ask this sometime and I will have some answer ready (hopefully they will ask when they are able to understand more about shapes). I also remember some teacher telling me once that since the shape of the earth is spherical in nature, we would do well to think of thoughts which are more positive in nature, because they are bound to come back to us. Start and end points in a circle or a sphere are the same, remember. Well, she achieved her purpose. Every time I think of something not nice or negative, mostly due to anger, I immediately remember this and calm down. While talking about shapes, I do have a question. In one of the books I got my niece (pre-school reading books) I remember seeing ‘heart’ defined as a shape. I don’t remember ever learning ‘that’. Was ‘heart’, you know the symbol ❤ always defined as a geometrical shape ? Or was it included in that list later (i.e. after my college times)?   

Post for this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “shape.” Use it as a noun or a verb, put the word in your post or simply use it as your theme – whatever comes off the top of your head!

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