A Chain and Lock

“The chain of wedlock is so heavy that it takes two to carry it – and sometimes three.” ~Heraclitus

I assume Heraclitus was making a joke of infidelity, but let’s consider his quote in the literal sense. The image conjured is of a young couple struggling under the weight of a heavy chain and lock, until a third person steps in to assist. 

Perhaps the weight of the lock and chain are not the problem. A closer look at the couple might disclose something else…only one person bears the weight of the entire lock and chain while the other lounges on his favorite rock eating grapes. A third person is not the solution. A better idea might be setting the lock and chain down and moving on unencumbered. 

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August 28, 2016, Daily One Word Prompt: Cheat~ <a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/cheat/”>Cheat</a&gt;

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