Reblogged from Michael at Morpeth Road:
She had tried several times to take that one decisive step across the threshold. Once or twice now she had dipped her toe into the darkness beyond it and had thought it was good, there was a world of possibility there.
But always there appeared roadblocks to her progress.
She concluded it was hard to negotiate the past, to forgo the old default positions where she found herself falling in so readily. Not that they solved anything, it was more they felt familiar, safe and she liked to feel safe even when it worked to her detriment.
The problem as she saw it was the threshold was something she wanted to overcome because beyond it was what she wanted. On the other side was a world she’d never known a world of adventure, of love and affection and those were qualities she was determined to discover for herself.
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