Once Upon a Time there was a woman. and she lived.
Prince Charming never thundered on his mighty steed from a castle over the hill to bend on one knee with a glinting ring to place cool on her work-hardened hand. But she lived.
Hungry birds knew her home when the snow was deepest. Coughing invalids held her name in their hearts. Lonely travelers found hot meals and a warm bed. Crinkled cheeks and cloudy hair recognized the sound of her steps. And she lived. Yes, she lived.
Published July 20, 2019 on the Ancient Paths Facebook page.