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Far from timid • Caveat Lector

Drowning

Drowning

“I was having trouble coping; I couldn’t let the world in because I just wasn’t open…I wonder where I’ll end up when it’s all said, and done…”

And while you’re sitting poolside you’re not trying to get wet, but some kid is playing in the water…at least you think so; and you get water on your legs. Then you raise your paper up, and then your legs are wet, and your shoes are wet, and you’re like, “that’s annoying.” So you move back a little bit in your chair, and then a few seconds later…more water splashes up on you. So now you’re annoyed because now your paper’s wet, and your pants are wet, and you look and while you’re looking even more water splashes on you. Now you’re really upset, and you’re ready to run and yell at the kid, and you find & discover that this kid is not playing; this kid is drowning. That changes the whole game! Now it doesn’t matter if you get a little wet; in fact you’re willing to get all wet, so you jump in to save the kid because now you understand that this person wasn’t just trying to annoy you, they were drowning. Sometimes in life people don’t mean to be a burden; they’re drowning.

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