Tuesday, April 22, 2008


By Julie Elstner

Recognizing this downward spiral, I relax and prepare for the
turbulence and buffeting of the

Endless descent, or so it seems, to my lowest point when
blackness is complete.

Now reaching the familiar abyss, I joyfully take my next
upward step toward the pinpoint light, savoring

Each versant rung as I climb the ladder out of the darkness.

Wayfarer that I am, that we all are, I pause for a
moment in the cycle and allow myself to be

Anointed, cleansed, and refreshed with my tears of
defeat and victory.

Laugh with me at life’s sumptuous vicissitudes and
join me on the ride to renewal.

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