‘Her answer was yes.’ I was devastated. The spirit of wisdom looked up at with me. ‘I am sorry,’ he said. I had asked the one I loved if she was bored with my affections, and I asked her if she wanted to leave me. ‘You knew?’
‘I did.’ The sympathy in his tone did not appease my anger at him.
‘Then why did you not tell me?’ The tears ran down my face. I truly thought this love was eternal.
‘It is not for us to know the end result of our efforts, lest we never begin them.’
‘Cant you advise me, so that I can always have a rainbow in my life?’ I sobbed.
‘If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain.’