"....and when all the light rushed in it would become bigger than I was. I no longer possessed the thought, I simply took part in it."
Maybe not love, but a purpose.
Some things don't need to consider consequences to be beautiful.
Embers of hope.
"She felt the new self growing outside of her, like a hard shell, the cocoon surrounding the soft lizard brain, still full of unnecessary fear and apprehension.
..shhhh, we know what's best for you, and we're here to fix it."