Walking on the edge
she saw her life
like a river
into the sea.
Mixed media on water colour paper
©2016 Louise Gallagher
A friend is telling me of a conversation they are afraid to initiate with a loved one. They are in pain. Feeling sad. Broken. Confused.
What is the worst that could happen if you have the conversation? I ask.
And they tell me of their fear that their loved one will get angry. Storm out. Deny. Refuse. Reject.
What is the worst that could happen if you don’t have the conversation? I ask next.
And their shoulders slump, their eyes close momentarily and they breathe a deep, sadness-tinged sigh and whisper, “Nothing will change.”
So often, we see a situation through the eyes of our fear of what the other will do, how they will respond or react when we speak up, challenge the…
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