Week 3 of Annie's prompts.
Find the place inside where there is joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. (Joseph Campbell)
The pain. Sometimes there is so much pain that you become numb. Or maybe it's nerve damage. Or maybe you're spending too much time walking blindly waiting for the path to emerge that you are simply disoriented. Maybe just keep walking until you see the picture. The picture taken by somebody he used to love. The one by the waterfall, with the blue eyes sparkling. Take a bath and pray the one who loves you will see you, and say one word. Then those blue eagle eyes will focus on you. Ask and answer questions. You are the one; and he is the one. The numbness leaves, the pain returns. Is the joy wrapped in pain? Or is the pain wrapped in love? Both. He makes a place for you. And the place he makes for you? Where you fit perfectly? Is full of joy.