An Excerpt from "The Truelove," a poem by David Whyte

"when  we finally step out of the boat 

toward them, we find

everything holds

us, and everything confirms

our courage, and if you wanted 

to drown you could, 

but you don't 

because finally 

after all this struggle

and all these years

you don't want to any more

you've simply had enough

of drowning

and you want to live and you 

want to love and you will

walk across any territory

and any darkness

however fluid and however