The sun is burning brighter than it ever has before.
The wind breathes heavily.
I look up, and see a bird. How long will it continue to soar above?
I’m not outside.
I snap back into reality and search my surroundings.
It’s nature’s way of whispering.
As I lay still, I cower inside this seemingly cramped place.
She speaks of the world and all its wonders.
The endless space.
I ask, “What must I do to overcome my fears?”
She soothes me.
I wonder, “How long do we really have?”
She reassures me.
Although her stormy rage can erupt at any moment,
She reaches out to me…
Through the window.
I embrace her completely, accepting all of her imperfections.
She is a lot like me.
I feel like I’m truly myself now.
How do I know?
I’ve finally left my window.