This, Too, Shall Pass

“I am at a loss,” Donna said. “This poor baby won’t stop crying and I don’t know what to do to get him to shut up. I’m at my wits’ end.”

“Sometimes you have to just take a deep breath, pause for a few minutes, and try to figure out what’s causing the upset,” Donna’s best friend, Anita, said in a supporting way.

“Peace and quiet since this baby was born have been so elusive, Donna said. “Do you think I’m suffering from postpartum depression, Anita?”

“Think of it as a character-building experience, Donna,” Anita said. “It’s a phase all babies go through. Don’t let it faze you, and always remember what they say: this, too, shall pass.”


Written for these daily prompts: Jibber Jabber (loss), The Daily Spur (baby), Ragtag Daily Prompt (pause), Word of the Day Challenge (supporting), Your Daily Word Prompt (elusive), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (character).

11 thoughts on “This, Too, Shall Pass

    • Fandango August 22, 2020 / 6:41 pm

      One site said that, “This too shall pass” is a Persian adage translated and used in multiple languages. Another said that, “It was employed in a speech by Abraham Lincoln before he became the 16th president: “It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: ‘And this, too, shall pass away.’”

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