“I asked you if you could give me the answer to the meaning of life and you told me that you could.”

“Roxie, the last time we met I asked you if you could give me the answer to the meaning of life and you told me that you could.”

“You will also recall that I said the answer would be useless because you would not understand it” teased Roxie.

“Nevertheless I would still like to know the answer.”

“The answer to the meaning of life is love Jessica.”

“What do you mean by love?” replied Jessica.

“You see Roxie” exclaimed Ellen, “I told you she was an intelligent girl.”

“The path to understanding love is to be found by seeking the truth” said Roxie.

“Where can one find the truth” asked Jessica.

“The truth is a concept, it exists but to know the complete truth you would need to have universal knowledge of everything and that will always be out of the reach of humans. We are surrounded by ignorance, much of this deliberately created by those amongst us who seek to manipulate and control us. To approach the truth it is first necessary to strip away the layers of illusion that mask it. It is only when we have stripped away illusion that we can let the light of love into our lives” replied Roxie. “Fortunately in our current world we can make rapid initial progress because we are surrounded with such blatant stupidity and obvious absurdities. I think the term ‘low hanging fruit’ is appropriate.”

Further extracts from the philosophical novel Consciência can be found here http://bit.ly/2aBI1yl