whilst you have it

by kdillmanjones

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Photo from North Beach Park. Racine, WI.

 

She walked up to the edge, listened to the water lap up next to her, and told herself one thing: You can’t cheat death, but you can enjoy life whilst you have it.

The images that reflected back to her as her lavender toenails grazed the water’s surface–her first daughter being born, her second one falling from a ten-foot slide, her own fearful expression on yesterday’s hike– all convinced her to step in eagerly with the baby.

It was, after all, an opportunity, a warm bath, a chance for both to enjoy a bit of life.

 

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