The day started just right. There was happiness in the air, anything was possible. As I glided through the morning without a care, I could see endless possibilities. All my wishes coming true. Then came the afternoon. As quickly as a light being turned off, the chaos erupted. She came home. Not in a bad way, she was upbeat, it is just her. I tried to focus on the positive events of the morning and stay my course but in one brief conversation, a simple reply, she unleashed my dragon. That one desire that doesn’t serve anything or anyone but itself. The forbidden apple, I just couldn’t get it out of my mind. I frantically searched for a way to slay that dragon, get rid of it, but then I realized I was the dragon or at least a part of me is. After finding some relief in the middle of the night, I saw clearly. I don’t need to slay the dragon, I need to make it my pet. Since it is me and I am it, I will control it, nurture it, and release it when I want and reign it in when I’m done.