The Teacher said, “Today you must face fear…”
The Child asked, “How will I recognize fear?
The Teacher replied, “You will recognize fear because it talks very loud and very fast.”
The Child responded, “So I should remain quiet?”
“Or just say No!”
I learned over time to be the Quiet One.
I live in an urban neighborhood where there’s a street level crime base and here I’m known as the Big guy with the little girl.
The whispers are, ‘The quiet ones are the dangerous ones. ‘
I leave them alone believing their mythologies… and they leave us alone.