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// Sunday, October 06, 2013

Characters Within (Interis Dieagolis) 1

"I'm swimming in tears," said Regret.

"And well you should," said Conscience.

"I wasn't thinking, OK," snapped Regret.

"Sadly, you never do," quipped Conscience, a bit exasperated.

"Why is that? Why don't I take a breath or a pause and figure out how to be free from the grip of the here-and-now," said a demoralized Regret, with a clear indication that the question was rhetorical.

Nevertheless, Conscience replied, "You get that from the Impulse side of the family. That's why God included me as part of the human equation."

Conscience added, "If it helps, you may think of me as a ghost—the Ghost of Actions Past and Consequences Future."

"That doesn't help at all," sobbed Regret.

"Oh, it will. Trust me, it will. You just don't see it yet," said Conscience with a comforting smile.

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