What if this is all part of it?
What if the heartbreak is necessary
The putting off a part of it
The wrong turn a meant for one
What if we were to
Let go of our well-practiced delays and instead
What if the bravest step was the simplest and the closest?
The pulling on the boots.
The making our way out to the paddock.
The reaching out for help.
The letting go of eventual arrivals to be in the place we find ourselves in.
What if it’s all part of the ritual?
What if we let go of the idea that is was meant to be any different
And understand that any lack of appreciation
Might simply mean that we aren’t paying attention.