Shifting Ajune’s past was scratched off and abandoned, an old snake’s skin left to decay on the couch. Free of old fears, unblinded eyes registered the beauty of the moment as each box filled. Youth is moved through trembling fingers, shifting innocence from the present into the past. The ones who should shelter and care, instead crumple pictures and faces, turning away. The last scene of a bystander life fades into an exciting new play called Freedom. Family should love. But the freed soul can shine from within, blooming with courageous self-love. Shedding hurtful perspectives and cruel words, Ajune passed through, into a hopeful future.