Sara is a grown-up now and tries not to think about her childhood anymore. That becomes difficult her brother and sister are suddenly standing in front of her door.
Their parents had big expectations to their children. Expectations that no one could live up to, as Sara realised one fateful day. So she stopped trying and became an outcast. It worked – for her.
Her siblings were less lucky. Now having an example of failure readily at hand, their parents pressed their other children even harder. Sara didn’t blame herself then. She did what she had to to survive. And it drove the siblings apart.
Now Sara regrets and tries to tell them. They’re not interested in hearing it. From what they’ve seen, she hasn’t changed one bit and likely won’t. But they need to speak to her and asks to be let in.
That activates Sara’s anger and she refuses. She closes the door in their faces For a moment the siblings stand there with a barrier between them, forever marked by their childhood, wondering how, if at all, anything could have gone differently.
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