It is a difficult task to objectively examine yourself.
First you must strip away everything you assumed was your identity.
Take away the job titles
Take away the familiarity
Leave the city that nurtured you
And the home that sheltered you
Walk away from the empire you built for yourself
When you're standing completely bare in the mirror -
What is left? When the people are gone and your life is empty of any structure? What parts of you are left standing?
This is a pause in the timeline.
What will you bring back, and what will you leave behind?
What served you? What shackled you?
What parts of yourself had you forgotten?
Pieces left behind, swept under the rug
Abandoned in the past
And yet now they surge to the surface
Echoes of ghosts that can't be outrun.
You can tear the woman from the wild
But nothing can suppress the wild within the woman.