We have faced the world side by side, mugs in hand, too many times to count. Enough times to know that some things don’t get fixed. But that does not shake our faith. No situation is beyond the creative power of being heard.
I was saying that I am just so scared – even scared that by simply wanting a solution I have jinxed it into impossibility. You were telling me – I think – how you have determined there are some thoughts you just won’t let yourself have. But, I replied, how can I fend off thoughts that are more than thoughts, when they describe how my world really seems to be?
I don’t know what you said next, but an inner voice rose clearly above our conversation:
“Don’t look down. Don’t look down. Don’t look down.” And I realized at once that there is only one way ahead when doing the impossible is the only option.
When you are crossing the invisible bridge to nowhere; when you are in mid-flight without any wings; when you are hanging by your sweat-soaked finger nails – remember these 3 words:
Don’t. Look. Down.