I guess it just so suddenly shattered all the pleasant ideas I was projecting onto her in my mind.
Yes, probably so....
It made me realize how you truly can't judge a person by appearances.
Yes, I guess I would have liked to believe that she still possessed the benevolent mind which created her present outer beauty
but it seems that her mind has changed a great deal since that time.
Minds change constantly too. As a former poster said: she may just be like a clouded sky...
In between the clouds the sky is clear, and she will feed a kitten.
I guess she is like all of us, like you and me, still a little evil, but born on the rare, privileged, human level.
And she was our mother before.... She would have thrown her own body before a hungry tiger, to save her child....
I understand your sentiments. I was only last week in a similar situation. Somebody with a truly angelic face and wonderful smile lied at my expense, to save her own skin and escape 'punishment'...
I was shocked, disappointed and angered at first, (look how quickly I still fall into the defilement anger!), but now, all that is left is compassion. I understand she felt fear, because she messed up and it came into the daylight.
What is easier than blame someone else for own mistakes?
But it's such a trap, isn't it?