Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

Read this, fellow swimmers.

Renee Robbins. Writes.

Go, said the wind to the little girl, standing on the shore. Don’t be afraid. Go, the water is calm and I am at your back.

I am a good swimmer!said the child, But it looks so far. What is out there? What is on the other side?

Who knows?said the wind.Maybe there will be other worlds to discover. Maybe you will find treasure. Maybe love. You will meet others along the way. Maybe they will know.

YOU know,said the girl, and laughed at the wind, but I will find out.

And

in

she

  dove.

A moment, or a thousand years passed, and she came to the other side. Weary now, she dragged herself ashore and sat in the sun, grateful for the warmth.

Why didn’t you tell me? asked the old woman of the wind. I am a good swimmer – but you lied…

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