Once, many years ago, the child felt whole. Her laughter was full of joy and her smile mad the stars seem like tarnished diamonds.
Now, she is standing between the cave of loneliness and the current of life. One foot is covered by the current of life’s flow. The other foot is as far inside the cave as it can be without causing her to fall over.
The current is so very strong.
She feels absolutely powerless in the midst of the wave’s mighty force.
Should she stay in the safety of her cave? Should she be bold and dive head first into the current?
She has no answer to these burning questions and the feelings that are inextricably paired with them.
She is only sure of one thing: “I do not want to fail,” she whispers.