She had grown sentimental for the lost pleasures of a full-voiced heart, but the quest for the sweet short life is not an exercise in brevity.
“Watch the air,” they said, for objects in the distance are only obstacles.
“If everyone was always careful what they wished for,” she said, “nothing new would ever happen.”
“Oh?” they asked, all-knowing, teasing. “And what if you wished for nothing to happen?”