I was really irritated by my glasses. Attracted by a new frame I had impulsively ordered two new pairs in different colours. Then I made the further mistake of picking them up from the optician without checking if they fit properly.
Casting my irritation aside I picked up the Sunday paper. On weekdays I give newspapers a wide berth but on Sundays I skim though them over a leisurely breakfast.
The headlines showed the bust up of a narcotics ring. There were pictures of the culprits and I thought one woman looked familiar. She was the one most vehemently protesting her innocence saying she had been framed.
I looked up from the paper to my high school graduation photograph that stood in a silver frame on the mantelpiece. After looking long and hard I realised that the “framed” lady in the drug bust was my former classmate.
She used to be an honest and upright person when I knew her many decades ago. But people do change and given the time frame she could be a completely different kind of person now. On the other hand she may still be as good a person as she used to be in school.
Now I am on the horns of a dilemma. I must frame a question for my conscience. Do I try to help her or do I take the easy way out and ignore the situation?
Tell me, what would you have done under the circumstances?
#SoCS July 20/19
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “frame.” Use it as a noun or a verb or any way you like. Have fun!