No matter where I go or how hard I try to please my employers, Destiny always finds me. Just when I’ve put everything in order, she flies in, tears up the house, and leaves everything in pieces. I run away in shame.
Now I work for a lady who has asked me to climb a mountain every morning to make an offering to her Destiny.
Maybe it’s time I stopped running from my own.
Catherine Reconsidering Her Destiny in Catherine and Her Destiny, Pink Fairy Book. Illustration by Albrecht Durer.