“I come back to you now, at the turn of the tides.” – Gandalf, The Two Towers
Through fire and shadow, I fell into the abyss. The empty dark of despair assailed me from all sides, yet it found no purchase as it raked at me incessantly. I would remain in free fall for as long as I desired. I realized falling was a choice and to remain in that place willingly would be something only a coward or a fool would do. Instead, I chose to reach out my hand, until I felt my determined fingers wrapping themselves around something solid. My grip held firm and I was no longer falling. Instead, my body mechanically pulled itself above the rim of the breach as if the act was as innate as breathing. This was what I wanted all along. This was what my body longed to do.
I’m back. I will see you all for my first post very soon.