I’m walking along the road which has been “my road” for quite some time, and I notice the guardrails are no longer there.
The path narrows to just a crease in the ground. It no longer looks like what I had imagined. It went from a well paved road to a dried up river bed of a path.
I’m shakey and calculated.
I don’t know whether to shut my eyes and pretend I am somewhere else or to open them wider to see the bigger landscape.
I feel unsafe. But it’s where you want me. It’s where you have me take flight.
The ground beneath feels unsteady. I don’t know where to take another step.
My body tenses up in fear. But it is here where I will breathe into my lungs whispering, I am safe.
As I let go of measured steps, I find a new way.
I begin to lift above. No longer seeing the road I was on.
I’m in the air soaring above my whole former country. I let go of the fear and bravely extend my hands to feel the air move around my body. I haven’t let go like this in a long while. Such freedom. But like a familiar chain, I remember and I suddenly start falling and falling. I long for what I have known. I don’t want to let go. I want the already established road. In the moment, You remind me, this is the better higher way. My body rises with the idea of adventure.