I exited the footsteps of the other person and started making my own.
As I diverged, I came across it.
It was alone.
Surrounded by nothing but the darkness. Hundreds of acres of emptiness surround it, and it still remained vibrant. It beamed with confidence, with purpose – with meaning.
Regardless of how lonely it was, it knew it was there for a reason.
The fire hydrant.
In the last year, I’ve become really comfortable doing things on my own. Where maybe two years ago I would consider a walk alone odd – it’s now become a part of my daily ritual.
There’s times when I feel lonely, but I think of this fire hydrant. It remains confident alone, because it has its purpose.