Sprout Your Wings

Blue-Eyed Freyja

“Have you ever wanted something so much yet nothing at the same time?”

My cursor blinked at the end of the line, asking if I was ready to hit send. The question was posed to my dear friend who lived more than a thousand miles away.

“Yup… I want my dream so bad, yet at the same time, I fear it and don’t want it. It’s weird,” he replied.

“…I fear it…” I repeated to myself. “I want my dream so bad…and I don’t want it.” I agreed it was weird, indeed, yet all too familiar.

How does one explain this bizarre contradiction? How does one confront the battle that rages within, war drums pounding in your chest?

Fear: anxiety, impending danger, apprehension…reverential awe.

How can a person be so fearful a dream will both die and come true?

I think we’re all familiar with the what-ifs. Usually, it’s regarding…

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I am an artist, accountant and author living in western New York, transplanted from Denmark, Michigan, Florida, West Virginia, Pennsylvania (in that order!) I love the beauty of the world and sharing it with others through jewelry, photography, digital painting and writing.

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