…and she sparkled
“… and she sparkled” is a metaphor for life. We are all born into this world with a special gift for being spectacularly, singularly us, and then we are all taught to tame those gifts to fit ourselves into the world. One day, if you’re lucky, you wake up with the drive to begin the journey back to the uniqueness of you — knowing that there’s no better destination.
It presents like a children’s book, but it’s really for the grownup in search of the child they were asked to leave behind.
Slowly, the people around her noted with pride that the little girl was growing up, learning to act “mature”, is what they called it. They were doing their jobs well.
The little girl became a big girl, nicely folding her hands in her lap as she sat very still, wondering why she felt so alone.
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