Grandma Smith had flour up to her elbows as she prepared to fry the Southern chicken for the Youth Camp in the Colorado Rockies. Startled, she heard the sound of the dinner bell striking the call for lunch time. “That just doesn’t ring true,” she said “the boys must be goofing off again.”
Rita sat in the circle at Senior Center. She and the other bell players were preparing to practice “Here Comes Santa Clause” for the Christmas program. She was a “C” so she had the beginning note. Ready? She struck her bell to begin. Julia was next, but she didn’t follow up. “Rita, you have the wrong bell,” she said. “That doesn’t ring true.”
Larry and his wife discuss the doctor’s diagnosis as they left the medical center. “The whole thing just does not ring true with me,” Larry said, “Let’s get a second opinion.”
Perhaps you have said the same thing. The chatter bugs have just been telling how they should drop Patsy from the clique because she is going to cause them to have a bad reputation. You don’t believe what they say, so you say “That just doesn’t ring true.”
The facts prove otherwise as Grandma Smith knew. It was not lunchtime yet.
The sound does not produce the proper note. It did not ring true.
The statement just doesn’t fit your “gut” feeling. It does not ring true.
Sometimes a false reality can be passed off as truth. One’s belief and culture cannot be built on what “rings true” – what seems the humanitarian way but will lead one into bondage.
Written for Stream of Consciousness Saturday, challenge by Linda G. Hill. Just write any length, little editing. Prompt is to use the words “ring true.” https://lindaghill.com/2022/09/16/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-sept-17-2022/