The prison that never was.
Over a hundred years ago, needy miners & settlers engaged in stripping the abandoned Fort Alcan prison in British Columbia of lumber, electrical appliances, & plumbing, made an amazing discovery.
While dismantling the jail they found that mighty locks were attached to the heavy doors, & two-inch steel bars covered the windows, but the walls of the prison were only made out of clay & paper painted to resemble iron! A good shove would have burst the wall out but nobody ever tried it because nobody thought it possible!
So often we are prisoners of fears that are nothing when pushed against.
“I found the task that I had dreaded
Was not so difficult when once begun,
It was the dread itself that was the foe
And dread once conquered, meant a victory won.”
Good lines for the new year?