To Thine Own Self Be True
Hall stretches before her – no end in sight. Walls constrict with memories of fear, abuse, ridicule, belittling. Words and actions meant to humiliate and constrain work to bind until no soul, no self remains. Her life – an endless hall.
Then! The words of encouragement – a question posed – causes a door to appear in the hall. She is suddenly aware of the opportunity given her: step through the door and leave this hall of hell.
She knows if she ignores the door today, it will close forever.
Deep breath – head held high – she opens the door and walks through.