“You have a hard time trusting.”

Heard that before? It’s kind of a dumb thing to say. Sort of like, “The sky is blue,” or “Things fall if you drop them.”


It’s just a statement. Is there anything in particular I was ever supposed to do about it? Was there anything you were expected to do?

Trust through an effort of will? Let go of your own capacity to reason and judge and submit to someone else’s?

I’m not really sure.

But I do know what I have done about it.

Done things anyway. And learned to live with the fear of uncertainty.

I don’t know what will work and what won’t. I can protect myself from some kinds of harm, but not all kinds. I don’t know what the future holds or what impact my actions will have on it. Not really. I don’t know that it will…

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