Umber (31.7 — Alice’s Story)
June 16, 2012 § Leave a comment
Alice began speaking to Vera.
“Darling, I am so very sorry I got sick and left you when I did. I tried so hard to stay alive, but it was impossible. I just stopped breathing, and I couldn’t figure out how to start again. The next thing I knew, they said I was dead, and you and your sisters were crying. There, sweetheart, it’s alright. Yes, I have missed you terribly, too. Yes, I remember the story about the men who traveled on the wind; yes, that was a good one. Now listen to me. First of all, Vera, no matter how wonderful you believe your new husband is, you must not place anyone on a pedestal like that, because sooner or later they’ll fall off. Trust me, I know from experience. You may not believe me now, but Leroy is not perfect. He’s all too human. I hope things work out for the two of you, of course, but remember that you have to develop some self-reliance so if something should happen…No, no, don’t cry, just listen to me. Now just forget about Leroy for a minute, I have something very important to tell you. “