In response to the Opening Lines: What’s the first line of the last song you listened to (on the radio, on your music player, or anywhere else)? Use it as the first sentence of your post.

It’s empty in the valley of your heart, but it once was bountiful, providing nourishment to flora and fauna alike. Was it stolen? Who stole your bounty, my child?

Why weren’t you strong enough to stop him?
Why weren’t you smart enough to walk away before the robbery could take place?
Why didn’t you know the limits of your partnership?

The flowers used to be plentiful, and full of color and life. They seemed to radiate an energy that made the valley magical. Your heart was electric.

Butterflies and deer, groundhogs and hawks used to find sustenance in your raging waters and plush fields. The river now trickles, and the fields have all burned up. Lightness, grace, depth, and power have all gone from this place. The air has grown still and quiet.

My poor, sweet girl, when will they return?

Why didn’t you know when to stop?

From The Cave by Mumford & Sons.