Contained By Gravity
by Stephanie Jeannot
Her father set the landscape of a place for his daughter to believe. He created what was supposed to be a realistic blueprint of tomorrow. The secured plan seemed like a huge opportunity and all she could do was respond with great applause.
She was a hardworking, capable woman who carried with her, the wisdom of Solomon. She kept up with the news of the day so she could know everything she needed to know about her world. She not only had the gorgeousness of illustration but also the richness of knowledge. Two things gave her an advantage. She had all the family support she needed to push beyond the boundaries. But also, she was rich in tradition and knew exactly who she was which gave her a good grasp of her identity, the ground she walked on and her power as a woman. And so yesterday, when she sat on the balcony of today looking through the gates at tomorrow, she knew that she had the power to win.
He stuck by his daughter’s side and she was always happy to be in the midst of her father’s company. While he had the idea that they would work together and work as a unit to get to that magical place somewhere, she acted with her heart and not her head.
But then her pattern of thought changed. The duty of her day revolutionized from being focused to being occupied with other unimportant things. That unbounded confidence she once had, diminished and she suddenly became distracted. Imagine! A genius of sorts who was once taking life seriously was now unable to be contained even by gravity which could not keep her from floating away.
Inexpressible surprise was in her eyes when she met her 1,000 words landscape she had painted in her mind the day before yesterday. Faith became a lasting thing and she decided to always seek her father’s advice, so that they could come together as one, like they should have been. Funny how all the partying she wanted to do when focus should have been her theme, now was allotted time. She celebrated in her every day with big Kool-Aid smiles, the victories that brought her to where she is today; in a place beyond her own comprehension.
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