In the middle ages, there used to be a very popular technique to access the value of gold.
Since gold, unlike all other metals was particularly resistant to digestion with almost all acids, the application of acid to a substance suspected of being gold confirmed its genuineness.
On a deeper note, we all go through some such tests in life whereby our genuineness and trust is tested.
Sometimes, the test is to test our strength and endurance to a particular situation.
We promise to count on each other---life is built on a silent yet strong faith.
Count on one another we do.But as we seek the much needed comfort in each other's soothing words, little do we notice that our relationship is being tested only in fine weather.
...until one stormy day, sharp words carve their way into what we had considered a life long bond, snapping it into two and making us realise that perhaps it was just for a season that things were meant to last.
...that perhaps the connection we shared was never strong enough to survive the startling cold of an unexpected winter.
...and that perhaps we failed the one most important test of all relationships---the acid test!!!