She was a woman born with every advantage this world had to offer. Undoubtedly, wealth was amongst these bestowals, for seemingly the entirety of her family had such and one day would have such in far greater quantities than she herself would possess. Still, in the bud of life she was surrounded in comfort and luxury, never wanting. She did not grow up alone and lonely, she had at the very least one brother to keep her company when rainy days kept them inside and away from those beyond the grounds. She was indeed born with luck. However, the glittering, golden sands of her hourglass ran out before each grain could glide through the narrow neck.
The luck that life had imparted unto her upon her entry to this world was wretched from her grasp. It gave her love, but that love was the height and folly of her sparkling sands. With its gift of love it teetered from the peak and fell. Upon the desolate earth lay the shimmering shards for her to tread over as the wind swept away the last of her luck. With this began the tragedy of the ‘loveless’ mother.
The children born from her union, ...
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