She was new to town. Her journey had taken her several places so she had courage on one shoulder and several painful bags on the other. She was learning how to balance the two to make her travels lighter. It was hard when none of the streets were familiar and the roads behind her were still calling. She found herself at a busy intersection one evening, her mind was racing with all that she saw since she awoke...the sun was about to set for the day and the twilight cast a mesmerizing light.
A taxi cab pulled up almost out of nowhere. She had been relying on her own two feet to move her, but the cab was inviting.
"Where to?", the cab driver asked.
"I don't know", she replied.
"Something tells me you're new to this journey," he said. "I've been you, and I can tell you it gets easier. I can also tell you're ready to take it"
He drove around in no particular direction and told her his story. She relaxed instantly and listened, fascinated by the stories he told and saddened by some of the experiences that led him to where he was in life.
"I think I'm ready to get off here," she said with a strength in her voice that surprised her.
He pulled over to let her out. She noticed a kindness in his eyes as they shook hands and parted ways.
When he was out of sight she realized that the contents of one of her bags fell out and into the cab.
She looked in the empty bag and thought, "That's okay,I don't think I'll be needing that anymore."