There are things that have left me shattered. Shell-shocked. Reeling. Overwhelmed.
So, it’s nice, when you pick yourself up and step out again, not to have a bomb detonate and send shrapnel singing dangerously in all directions in retribution for your courage. It’s heartening to hear “You are not crazy or cowardly, friend. I am here for you.” Logic and reciprocity do in fact exist in the forms I have been seeking.
Such was my experience this evening; it made me smile and it made me feel human. It gave me strength to try again.