The shortest path between two points

is a straight line.

But is it the fastest line?

Is it the smoothest line?

Is it the safest line?

Is it the path of least resistance?

Or is it the most dangerous road?

The most direct route is not guaranteed to reach the destination.

The straight line may be wrought with tests and challenges,

And you will be stronger for it.

Building a sound bridge for others to cross with ease.

Sometimes it is necessary to face your enemies like a horned cow:

Head on.