Once knew an adventurous young woman who snatched up every opportunity life threw at her. She was silly, fun, had a good head on her shoulders, and followed her gut without thought.
Well, she got smothered. Nobody cared. It was almost expected. Happened so darn slowly and imperceptibly, just a fraction of a breath at a time.
What happened to her just wasn’t right, so I mourn her in my thoughts. Fantasizing of what she might do to live a full life and steps she might take to make everything great, but that’s as far as I can take it… because she was smothered and the bravery died too.