“I’m fine, just tired.”
Sounds all too familiar, doesn’t it?
Whether you’re saying it or hearing it, it never sounds believable, does it?
Your voice shakes, your eyes betray you, and your head droops in shame. I imagine that’s how Jarvis Lorry felt too, given it’s a little bit of a situation, but his words are the same.
“..in short, I have no feelings; I am a mere machine.”
Lorry is trying to reassure Ms. Lucie Manette; make the news easier for her to hear. That’s what we do, too, right? Lie about ourselves and our feelings so our friends and family don’t have to swallow the bitter sorrow.
And you probably feel like this:
But I want you know that you have this: