Being aware of the danger makes it harder as she backs down. Chunks of rock break off in her hands; her foot slips--things that did not happen while climbing up, when she was "unaware." At one point, she considers jumping down because the rocks feel so unsteady beneath her. But eventually she makes it to the ground. Once she is safe, however, she feels no relief, just crushing disappointment.
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Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things
have gone with others. Unfold
your own myth, without complicated explanations,
so everyone will understand the passage.
We have opened you.
Start walking…your legs will get heavy
and tired. Then comes a moment
of feeling the wings you’ve grown,