To arguing children on a moonlit night beneath trees:
“Tell the truth or the pain is prolonged”.
To a child afraid of dogs for no known reason:
“Aah then, you have absorbed the fear from others. Try trusting dogs a little bit, while knowing some are treacherous. It’s like humans. But we have to keep going. Be Brave. It’s hard after all, ’til it becomes easier to be brave.
One remaining tooth, a gaunt and stubbled face, loaded plastic bags; He said,
“An army of angels follows me.”
I said, ” Good. I am walking through them” , as we went our separate ways. “They are like bubbles, it’s fun!!”