What can YOU say in six sentences?
She stopped me as I rushed to work, her cool wrinkled hand lightly touching my shoulder, "You're going about this all wrong," she said with ragged vocal cords at least three times my age.
Shocked at the sudden image in mind of my current failing relationship, the job I hated and the baby I'd just killed in a sterile setting, I waited for more.
"Listen to your heart, slow down, choose as if everything matters. You have time, but none to waste."
She took her hand from my shoulder and shuffled away, her essence the hunched broken soul of regret.
I stepped away quickly in the opposite direction but turned to look once more at the woman whose eyes had pulled me into a plea to change her destiny, her sad lined face my unwanted future.