We have a choice, not of the current,
but of the way we turn ourselves,
within its strength.
We cannot foil the tides
but we can learn the timing
and the grace of turning so that force of water
gives us strength,
and helps us on our way to some new place we
didn’t mean to go,
yet where we can arrive in safety, with exhilaration,
still whole and even more ourselves
for having found a way to be in partnership
we had not anticipated.
, a poem by Judy Brown
used by permission
An Invitation to the Unknown
Hung up on the rocks or in partnership with the flow?