Kitten keeps her perspective on her fears and on her goals. She will not let fear stand in her way.
Scene 10: Kitten Buys a Ticket After Overcoming More Fear
“Would you like a ticket?” a voice asked. “Don’t you want to go in, sweetie? Don’t you want to ride the pretty horses?”
Taking her eyes off the carousel, Karen looked around to see who was talking to her, and realized that she was standing in front of a ticket stand, poised to pay her admission to the carousel. She was another step closer to the actualization of her dream.
“What?” she answered, nervously.
“Don’t you want to go in, sweetie? Don’t you want to ride the pretty horses?”
“I’m not sure,” she said.
“You don’t know how much fun you’re missing.”
“I’m a bit scared,” Kitten explained.
“Think about it, child, and when you’re ready you can come back to see me, again, all right?” the ticket man said with a smile. “We’ll see you next time, then. The horses will be waiting for you.”
She realized that she had become filled with fear.
Yes, this is what I came here for. I’m scared, but I cannot give up now! Maybe for some people this would be no big deal, but for me this is really, really important. What’s that new word I learned? Pivotal. This moment is pivotal!
“I’m ready!” she answered. “May I have one ticket, please?”
“Sure!” he replied with a big smile.
Karen fished in her purse and brought out a bright, shiny dime and five copper pennies. Just as Mama had said, this was the price. It was posted on a sign. She stood on her tippy-toes to put the coins onto the counter and took the ticket away with her.
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