“Every one of us is called upon, perhaps many times, to start a new life.
A frightening diagnosis, a marriage, a move, loss of a job… .
And onward full-tilt we go,
pitched and wrecked and absurdly resolute,
driven in spite of everything to make good on a new shore.
To be hopeful,
to embrace one possibility after another-that is surely the basic instinct… .
Crying out: High tide! Time to move out into the glorious debris.
Time to take this life for what it is.”