Gravity can crush you…

The following is an excerpt from my book The Divide. Read more about the book and see the index of excerpts here, and find the ebook for purchase here.

I pushed my bike back to the bottom of that single track. My spirit was crushed when I looked up the hill. I had a strong desire to cry, but I couldn’t. I know. I tried. I decided it was frustration that made most people cry. I was certainly frustrated at this point, but I was frustrated at knowing what I had to do. This was different from the frustration resulting from not knowing what to do.

Because I had a course of action, I couldn’t cry. There was still something to be done, still some hope that the situation could be redeemed. My body wouldn’t allow me to cry while there was still a chance like that. It was another example of this life’s simplicity. Ride down the wrong hill, push your bike back to the top.

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About Nathan Doneen

I'm currently a mid-20s post college grad trying to find my own niche in the world. I studied biology and environmental science when in school and have since started studying philosophy and theory of mind while trying to write in the midst of it all.

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