I could never…
When my co-worker’s daughter was diagnosed with cancer, the whispered phrase that surrounded her was, “I could never do that.” Two years later, one of the whisper’s three year old daughter also developed cancer, many a parents greatest fear*.
I theorize the reason we say, “I could never…” is we are trying to tell God-the-universe-and-everything:
“Don’t even try it, because if you do, I’ll break.
And you don’t want that do you?
Give that burden to someone stronger than me, someone patient,