Sunday, June 24, 2007

stuck

Two years ago, after standing toe to toe on an ethical issue, the senator told me not to allow myself to get stuck here.

I went to him yesterday, confiding that I was terrified I had indeed become stuck, bound tightly by an overwhelming sense of responsibility and a body that has turned against me. The weight of it all is crushing and his inability to offer a viable solution only added to that load, but his steadfast belief in my ability to overcome the obstacles and free myself left me with a glimmer of hope.

It would've been much more reassuring if his voice hadn't been choked with tears.

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