The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart:|
She tried to smile at him. "A - a little work, a sleep, a little
love, that's life, isn't it?"
He was watching her intently.
"Work and trouble, and a long sleep at the end for which let us be
duly thankful - that's life, too. Love? Not every one gets love."
Hopelessness and despair overwhelmed her. He was making it hard
for her. Impossible. She could not go on.
"I did not come with peace," she said tremulously, "but if you don't
want it - " She rose. "I must say this, though, before I go. I
blame myself. I don't blame you. You are wrong if you think I came
to forgive you."
The Breaking Point