Leave for safety

A woman, man, or child, when trapped in a difficult situation, will feel sad. Slowly, this emotion soaks through to form depression. Theoretically, it takes two weeks for depression to be diagnosed. When there is no solution, or path out of the context, the mind thinks of flight. Not the physical flight by removal of self from place. It is the flight that ends everything.

I don’t advocate fight. Often, it is not plausible to fight against a strong opponent. I suggest the physical removal of self to a safe house. Leave for safety. The oppressor does not deserve to gloat over their victory.

Many women, children and men are alive here today, because they leave for safety.

Writing prompt is a quote; “The circle of an empty day is brutal and at night it tightens around your neck like a noose.”, taken from the book “The Days of Abandonment” by Elena Ferrante.