It would be worth the agony.
They said not to give in to defeat no matter how hard it got.
They said to keep going, that the result would give me happiness beyond measure.
And they weren't right. But they weren't wrong.
I am two people, locked inside a single mind, a hopeless western girl, always up and always down.
The sun is shining the breeze is soft... for the first time in weeks...
The hard part is over. The fun has begun...
...and still days like today I long for nothing more than to dwell on the bank of some lazy river that the warming water may whisper through my calloused hands.