It’s Time (Chapter 12)

“Small voice,”  I say, “sometimes I feel so bad

I just want to give up.”

“Only when you feel bad?” small voice asks.

“Duh…why would I want to give up if I felt good?” I say.

“Well,” small voice says, “It all depends

on what you’re giving up.”

“Oh no,” I say, “here we go again.”

Small voice smiles.

“Let me rephrase that,” I say. “Sometimes I just don’t want

to bother.  I don’t want to try any more.”

“You know that can be a good thing, right?” small voice says.

“Not really,” I say.

“When you quit trying and you give up,

you make room for something other

than your familiar self,” small voice says.

“And if that something doesn’t come? … You’re

asking an awful lot,” I say.

“Yes,” small voice says, “I am.”

“You never were one for easy answers,” I say. “Sometimes

I wish you were.”

“Ah,” small voice says with a grin,

“So we’re back to wishing again.”

I groan.

                                                                                                                                        JDG

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