She explained that none of this will offer any useful defenses against death, health, or inclement weather. That it has nothing to do with a feeling of faith, that the time to stay often happened when faith was shaken. On the task at hand, she said hold. She said, create.
By way of encouragement, she said no, you will not get over it and no, you will not decide that you can go on.
Why, then? one of us asked. She laughed. I invite you and now you need a reason?
Shaking her head, she turned and walked out, leaving the door open.