What pulls you back?
The slimy, grimy past that you are trying to leave behind. Painful memories of betrayal, desertion and loneliness. The guilt of wanting to live for yourself.
Get out of it, Joy! Else, your life will never justify your name. Peace is what beckons you, and whom you have wanted all your life. You could not muster the courage to say so, as Duty and Responsibility would have lambasted you for letting them down. Being their single father, you owed them a part of your life.
It’s over now. Come with me.