Monthly Archives: September 2016

From behind that wide smile

An extract from a friend’s post.

“Everyone goes through hard times at some point. Life isn’t easy. Just something to think about. Did you know the people that are the strongest are usually the most sensitive? Did you know the people who exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated? Did you know the ones who take care of others all the time are usually the ones who need it the most? Did you know the three hardest things to say are I love you, I’m sorry, and help me? Sometimes just because a person looks happy, you have to look past their smile to see how much pain they may be in…”

The last sentence reminds me of a metaphor contained in a verse from The Beatles’ song, Eleanor Rigby:

“Eleanor Rigby, picks up the rice
In the church where a wedding has been
Lives in a dream
Waits at the window, wearing the face
That she keeps in a jar by the door
Who is it for?”

And from another of their songs:

“Although I act and laugh like a clown,

Beneath this mask I am wearing a frown.”

 

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