A woman well aware of what the world wanted her to be, she played

the role of having  it all together and she played it well. It was true that

her and her husband had built the life that they were expected to want and

she loved that he had created such a life with her. There was something

inside of her though, something bigger than herself that had been building

for years. Her body was tense and her ability to breath deeply was gone.

Her voice had begun to waver, threatening to let onto the world what lay

within her. Sleep had left her long ago and the occasional rest would stir

within her images she could not escape, making her fear the dark and long

for the security of day. Alas, rays of morning sun no longer delivered on

this desire for there were times she could not tell if she was truly awake.