Promises were made. Expectations raised that vast opportunity laid openly available.
Listen: A command set on every child.
Dani listened. She held each word that she was offered as if it carried utmost truth.
But then, Miami disappeared, and hope; the future that had been prophesied was gone. The words of mystery and promise dropped to sudden silence – but not forgotten:
Dani left when she was done with schooling, armed only with a tree to prove her worth, determined to find the way back to Miami – convinced it was the means to understanding everything.
Unflickering faith that it was necessary, to bring meaning to her life.