Monthly Archive: June 2005

Forgive Me, For I Have Sinned

Oh my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven, and the pains of hell; but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, …

The Artificial Woes

‘I still say you order one on Ebay. With red ribbons and silver wrap, and even, heh, a little tinkly bell on the neck. Wouldn’t that be nice? Very convenient, too. Delivered on your doorstep, February 14th.’ ‘And how would I do that?’ ‘Tsk, tsk. Do I have to solve all your problems for you? Are you not computer-literate?’ ‘Shut up.’ ‘I still say he …

The Lies We Tell Ourselves One April Morning

Picture this: a guy and a girl, walking in a park. Save for some people walking their dogs, they are alone. And they are walking, quietly, calmly, not really aware of their surroundings. They are surrounded by their own thoughts instead. When the guy breaks the silence he is hesitant, as if he is choosing his words. The words that come out are placid, carefully …