Photo Story: The Break

I thought I was the right girl, the one who could scramble up after a fall and carry us both through the rough patch. Wasn’t it enough to handle something brittle with care? Actually, you can stumble anyways, and when he brushed it off, I learned how hard it is to stand up on your own. Now they’ve said maybe two months to heal, depending on the break, but it must be a bad break because I haven’t heard from him since. Don’t put too much weight on it, they cautioned, as if there was still something to lean on.


Cynthia Day is an amateur from Silicon Valley who writes software and wants to do more.


Photo credit: Kristin Ausk



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