Sometimes, the one who shouts the loudest is really the one who loses the argument….
Living In His Shadows
He was big, strong and cast a long shadow on the wall, while she silently endured her life in his shadow, as if browbeaten into submission. His voice was always the loudest, his opinions, the ones to be taken seriously.
For years they co-habited, side by side; her constantly living within his shadows, letting him take the lion’s share of everything.
Eventually the day came when all hell broke loose, a storm of epic proportions.
The oak failed to bend to the massive winds and shattered into pieces, while the gentle willow bent to the gusts and survived the hurricane.