The Invitation

I watch her from a distance as she walks towards a flame that has been burning forever. The brilliant light is hard to look at and energy waves roll off letting me know I am to keep my distance if I want to stay comfortable. I can only see her from the back and I wonder at her identity. I cannot fathom her lack of fear to keep going forward. What made her come to this decision and how could she find the courage to walk into such a destiny? I see her pause unexpectedly, slowly turning to look back at me. Her arms are extended, inviting me to join her.

I feel my breath catch in my chest when I see her face. I realize I am looking at my spirit beckoning me to come where my flesh does not want to go. Tears burn upon my cheeks knowing my answer to this invitation.

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