“Here, carry this burden for awhile,” they said. “But don’t worry, we will be here to help you. You won’t be alone.”
“Okay,” I agreed. “I will carry it for awhile.” I thought I could help.
After many days, the burden became heavy and I needed relief. “Please help,” I asked.
“Hmm,” came the reply, “we are pretty busy. Why do you ask for help from your burden that you agreed to carry?”
“Because it grows heavy and I am tired. I need some relief and you said you’d help me.”
“Maybe if you shift your weight a little. Have you tried to carry it like that for a bit?”
I followed their suggestion.
“Does that help?” they asked.
“No, not really,” I responded.
“Well, it’s your fault you are tired. You are carrying it all wrong,” they said.
I looked at them for a moment. “I am on my own with this, aren’t I?”