Weeping Willow His Dandelion Queen
Tormented by a secret she feels powerless to share, Willow’s guilt consumes and drains her normally optimistic nature. She’s hiding a secret that others deserve to know about--need to know about. Willow is well acquainted with keeping her thoughts to herself. A lifetime of misguided, well-meaning loved ones teaching her to harness the thoughts that set her mind traveling, has made her a master in the art of secrecy. She’s always known she is different and she has learned how to fit in, inspired by the confidence her true love has given her. “I love you just as you are,” Sterling whispers to her under their willow tree. But some secrets are meant to be shared. Some secrets are just too large, too important to keep to oneself. Reaching out to her favorite confidant, she is shocked and silenced at the advice her revelation produces. “Tell no one,” Gramma warns. “They will all think you have gone mad.” Willow continues to conceal what she knows and crawls into depression and isolation as her young marriage heads to ruin. The threat of losing the love of the young man she gave her heart to as a child, catapults her to take action. In desperation, Willow reaches for help from Helen to pacify her husband and calm his increasing concern. “You’re only as sick as your secrets,” Helen reminds Willow at their first session, entreating her to unburden herself. Guarded and struggling, Willow weighs the merit of exposing this secret against the inevitable ridicule that will follow her and her loved ones. Should she ignore the advice of her grandmother? “They won’t believe me anyway,” she consoles herself.