There have been tears. There have been faded memories. There have been lost causes and broken hearts. We have felt that falling in our stomachs that comes before the pit. We have bitten back words that should have been set free. We have needed closed arms that should have been opened. We have found ourselves in unfriendly territory and stayed.
We have been lost.
But we have found light. We have felt joy. We have laughed with meaning. We have cried with happiness. And we, through the closing of coffins and building of cradles, the lifting sensation when a child giggles and the wrenching sound of a breaking heart, and these other many and great things that are life, we have danced.