“‘Follow your heart, says your brain’– that was an advertisement I read that I think would make you feel better,” Claire added.  Now if that made any sense, Sheila might have taken Claire’s advice.  but it was just a platitude, something that sounds wonderful and significant and meaningful so much that any trace of truth automatically cancels itself out.  Things were not easily solved with words; action was necessary.  Claire was a dull and uninteresting girl, Sheila realized, and decided to let their acquaintance go.  Forget the platitudes, she thought.  It either works or it doesn’t.


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