I'd been living my life waiting for the right moment to get in the game. Thinking that somehow, some day, I'd magically know how to do things the right way and avoid all possible embarrassment or failure. Of course, I was wrong.
A woman walks through a busy mall. Tears distort her vision. Grief guts her. She feels invisible. A part of her is gone and will never return. A stranger approaches her and looks at the woman's swollen red face. "Can I help you?" The stranger asks.