Simple Truths

Oct 7, 2005

My uncle is on a lose-two-kilograms-by-Nov-13 competition with my aunt. So I suggest a brilliant idea: "Let's go on a walking pilgrimage."

Now, my Uncle is exactly the type of person to not appreciate such acts of random spirituality ... which is why I was teasing him. :) As we were all cracking up, I spice up my proposition further. "We could even take money. And maybe even someone to massage our feet," I say. We all laugh more. Stating the obvious, I add, "You know, money really makes things easy."

With a loud smile showing on his face, my uncle sarcastically quips, "Simple truths. That's what pilgrimages are for."

Indeed, pilgrimages are for discovering simple truths. In this case, though, the simple truth is this -- ease of money comes with the complexity of security.

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