compassion, overcoming obstacles, recovery

Emblem 021: Initiation

Years later it’s completed. Decades after the terrible event you return to it and look again. That’s you in the water, all those years ago. This is you, all these years later, reaching out your hand to save yourself. Now you lead that earlier one out of the deep, dry them off, give them their new name.

The wound you survived has been cleaned. Now it’s a door through which strength comes, and compassion.