The other day I was thinking about what I ought to do. I don’t precisely remember where the story came from, but I do remember where I heard it. I’ve carried it for a long time. I may not even recall it right, but I believe it was written by a French existential author. I remember it like this. Two strangers need to fall in love in five days or death will take them. What would it take? What it would give me.
What about an argument or standoff that by now is purely ego? If you don’t take each other back in five days, you die. What does it take? Empathy mostly, and forgiveness.
Author/Edition: Eugenio Zorrilla.