‘You see that peak over there?’ Get to the top of that and it’s all yours.’
‘That’s quite a climb. How close can the boat get to the shore?’
A pause. ‘You misunderstand. You start from here. Sink or swim.’
Was it worth it? To reach the top of the mountain. The promised land. It all comes down to this.
‘You are hesitating. You have to be certain before you take that leap.’