It’s dark and comfortless this place I’m in – a place without reason or hope or even a pinprick of light. I am drowning! The utter silence from reasonable thinking and sound advice is deafening.
I know I need to move but in which direction ? All my knowledge fails me – all I have tried has not worked. I am curled up into a soggy, tearful ball of despair. I know I need to get up and find the courage to move but it is so hard and I am feeling hopeless.
Suddenly there is a hand on my shoulder and a voice gently saying ‘this way’ and I notice the tiny flame from the candle they are holding. Strains from a familiar song filter through and a tiny spark ignites deep within. I know now that I will make it through this darkness. I am not alone and I am thankful for the helping hand of a friend.