How much is a ticket to heaven?
Compassion doesn’t feature as a reality in Ruth’s life. Compassion is always something that other people have in their hearts and so to Ruth it remains one of life’s unsolved mysteries.
'Just one act of kindness can alter your life', her hapless brother once said. But his words meant nothing to Ruth, for when one lives within a fortress of one’s own creation, there can be no conqueror.
Once she was happy. Once she even loved somebody and his name was Daniel.
But only once.
Ruth learnt early not to depend upon others. To get through life one should only do what one must, involve others as little as possible, and most of all, never allow one’s soul any light, any warmth, any laughter. For it soon enough turns to darkness, and cold, and tears…
How much is a ticket to heaven? Does it cost just one act of kindness? And if so, is it true what Daniel always believed? They would meet again some day?