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he is trying to be brave. but i can see the fear behind his eyes.

“you are stronger than you know,” i whisper. whisper only to myself. whisper only to the wind, hoping it reaches him…

i want to take away his fear. i want to shield him from all of the bad. i want to carry him on my back. but i can’t. he must do this alone. his own strength and determination will carry him. i will be here to provide a place to talk. a shoulder to cry on.  an encouraging word.

and like that, he walks away–into his classroom. into his own story. “you are stronger than you know,” i whisper again.  whisper only to myself. whisper only to the wind, hoping it reaches me…

tgs

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