One of my dearest friends from across the pond sent me this poem. We always like to give each other anecdotes, inspirations, and support over cyberspace. Though not always as good as the real thing it's a testament to how important it is to continue to stay connected. I feel so much love and appreciation to those who have continued to encourage me even through all my faults, foibles, and periods of withdrawal. Yes, we are one. I love this.
"Called beyond the confines of thisChrysalis by a force I cannot seeor name, I am compelled by painAnd something bigger than myselfTo leave the protection of all that Ihave known. There is struggle, doubt,an awkward setting forth. Finally IBreak free of the cocoon and findmyself surrounded by air and light.I dare to act, still not knowing whatI am; instinct, or maybe faith bids memove forward, make the leap, explorethis mystery of change and fight.I find myself with wings that dwarfmy former world. Unfurled, they dryquickly in the sun. I who expectedto spend my days crawling, nowteach myself to soar. Such a rushof wind and freedom - that firstflight teaches me more than I hadlearned a lifetime of crawling."- Unknown