Lessons in steadiness

February 10, 2011

After so many years standing in that particular stream, she thought she would have become better at finding footing. Her bare toes still grasped at the same stones that slowly eroded underneath the current, but she never quite found the purchase she expected. It is hard to learn steadiness when the lessons float by like eddies, like leaves, when the lessons swim by quick as fish. She adjusted her feet again, holding her hands out to balance herself, her leg muscles quivering in anticipation of her own stability.

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