It will be a tough journey, this road that you’re on. It is more bumpy than you have ever imagined, there are mysterious dangers lurking around each corner, and you will face new fears and remember old ones. You will feel alone, it will look dark, maybe ominous clouds will cover the sky. You will shiver and feel cold. You will remember this walk as if it were a distant memory, parts will be familiar and some will seem strange.
You will keep on walking because you know you should, because a part of you wants to. You will stop along the way, feeling like maybe you have lost your way, but you haven’t. Your thoughts will run alongside you, and you will feel solitude in your inner conversations. You will forget that you walk on this path, this road to what you think leads to nowhere. You will remember moments from the past, ones that haunt you, ones that you wish you could have changed, and then you will think of the moments that made you smile and moments that brought joy into your life forever.
You will walk, and as you walk, your thoughts will turn to optimism, if only for a moment. You feel warm. Is that the sun peering out from the clouds? A few warm rays will glisten on your face, you will breath in the air, sweet and crisp. You can almost smile now. You remember where you are, part of this road is beginning to look familiar. You see a sign in the distance and it pushes you to move forward.
You forget your fears, you forget the darkness, the bumps and the danger that lurks. You glance behind you, you smile. I place my hand on your shoulder, together we walk on.