A question lingers in the dust filled air.
Will I pull it today?
There's no way of knowing what it's connected to. It could lead to light or fresh air or the carcasses of dead beetles falling in your hair.
There is no way to know until after you pull.
IF... you do.
I encourage you to stop putting it off. Stop staring at the rope. Stop fantasizing about what it will bring. Stop pretending it's not there. I know you feel the itch - the b u r n. The desire to tug and see what happens.
Your dream is on the other side. Take the chance. Don't you waste another moment now - take the chance!
But if you can't.
If you hesitate.
If it takes you a long time to lift your arm above your head...
Wrap your fingers around the rope...
And even longer
You can still say you did it.
All you have to do is pull it.