Sometimes adjustments come in the form of pruning. In the horticultural world, we know that pruning a tree is necessary to sustain growth. That is, sometimes the skillful pruner will cut back a fruitful branch which diminishes the outward appearance of health in the short term but contributes to the long-term health of the tree.
“How dull it is to pause, to make an end, To rest unburnished, not to shine in use! As though to breathe were life!”
She was vulnerable. Honest. Genuine. Fragile. Everything that I am not. I’m a hypocrite. A coward. A sham formed by plastic through time, for the fear that who I really am might break in the open.