If You Have To

“No,” I stammered. “I can’t do that.”

“You can,” Sookie said. “You can do anything if you have to. And let me tell you something, Hyun Jin: it’s easy. It’s easy because the more you do it, the more you know it’s not the real you. The real you flies away, and you can’t feel anything anymore.”

Fox Girl by Nora Okja Keller