(This is a drawing I did of a woman being rescued by a pair of Northern Loons, a large aquatic bird that can dive to incredible depths.)
Do not avoid the depths.
You must dive. Yes, you must.
You know you must go. Don’t you?
I can’t say don’t be afraid.
Because they are dark and cold.
And terribly, so terribly lonely.
There are things there you’ve never seen.
The risk is sometimes real, always great.
But I think I can promise that
your recovery shall come from a surprising source.
I think I can promise that
from the center of your fear
will come your redemption
and raise you back into the warming light.