Painful Decisions – a Metaphor
The well-maintained picket fence put up a cheery front, but it couldn’t hide the decaying barn. Like trying to hide a marriage that had gone bad, there was no point investing more time and effort planting flowers in front of it. The problem wasn’t the fence. The barn was empty now – useless – yet it was difficult to let go of the memories. The old barn had to be removed before the new one could be built. The new barn promised a brighter future for everyone involved – especially the children.