The New Normal

She dragged her right leg, stiffened at the joint where leg and hip meet, rendering another obstacle in her daily routine. Once upon a time, such a predicament caused anger and resentment kindling the desire to overcome any obstacle that crossed her path.  Such attitude garnered the full admiration of all spectators.  The spectators, however, were kept at arm’s length, unable to penetrate her hollow soul.  At last, she waved the white flag of surrender and made her world smaller.  The well of her soul filled with riches she knew not.  Accepting her limitations opened the door to true friendships.