One Day

 

When she was little, she heard her parents talking about grown-up things. She wanted to be just like them, so she talked about grown-up things too. But she still felt small.

 

When she went off to college, she heard her professors talking about important things. She wanted to be just like them, so she talked about important things too. But she still felt insignificant.

 

When she began her career, she heard her colleagues talking about serious things. She wanted to be just like them, so she talked about serious things too. But she still felt silly.

 

Then one day, when she was far too tired to muster even a single drop of energy to talk about grown-up, important, or serious things, she dropped all resistance and just... gave... up. 

It was then that the voice inside her began talking about all sorts of things.

Wanting to honor that voice, she slowly found the courage to talk about all sorts of things too. 

 

And as the years of lies fell away, she felt for the first time the immensity of all that she is.

© Elizabeth Odders-White 2020

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