The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Stories From the Old Attic by Robert Harris:|
Arissa's apricot-flavored lips, congratulated himself for his skill
in winning her.
Truth Carved in Stone
A wise old philosopher was walking through the park with a young man
and his true love when they came upon a beautiful statue of a Nereid.
"Come here," he said to the youth, "and touch this statue." The young
man put his hand on the statue's arm and felt of it closely, though
he did not seem surprised at what he found. "Now the girl," the old
man continued; so the lover also felt of his girlfriend's arm, in the
same way. "And now," the man said, "tell me what you have learned."
"I'm not sure," the young man began. "The statue is hard and cold;