But there is no such thing as chance;
all is trial, or punishment, or foresight.
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This quote I extracted from a short story I found at Mahlou Musings blog site. And before the beginning of the story, she wrote as follows:
The following story was shared with me by a friend. He has no idea of the author, but I tracked it down to Zadig by Voltaire, a book I read in college French classes and so, therefore, the story, reworked in the version sent by my friend, sounded familiar. For me, everything was predictable from about halfway through, and the story message was evident. Not so for my friend, perhaps because his life has been more complicated than mine. I am curious about your reactions to it.
Go read it and share your reaction with Mahlou here!
Above photo taken at a Manila street performance
I very much appreciate my articles and photos appearing on fellow bloggers' sites, popular broadsheets, and local broadcast news segments, but I would appreciate even more a request for permission first.