‘I have been faking it.’ I said finally. The spirit of wisdom stopped walking and turned to face me. “I used to have self esteem, but it’s been slowly corroded away in this rotting relationship.’ The spirit nodded.
‘Don’t sell your soul to fool the world,’ he said. ‘Who is to know if it will fade away to nothing? Be you, it’s all you have in this world.’
‘I have been such a hypocrite, living this lie.’
‘It’s time to rise.’ The spirit smiled at me, and we turned to continue our walk on the moon.