It felt like breathing, which gave her the impression that she wasn’t really living before.
Everything was suddenly so natural, so vulnerable. Everything physical seemed to dissolve – it all crumbled around her, leaving only her heart completely exposed, screaming worlds she had never heard but always felt.
And then she was free.
All boldness released, all shame gone.
She opened her eyes. The world looked different. The sky looked brighter, the people a little less cruel.
And she wasn’t standing alone