The Lighthouse.

You are the brave captain of a swift and noble vessel, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t admire your strength.

But the winds have changed and the clouds are blowing in. Before you know it you are caught in the deluge.

Your vessel is tossed like flotsam in the roaring waves, you’ve been here before but every time is like the first time.

Sail on ‘o wayward captain, the hardest part is knowing I can’t help you in your time of need. Though my light is bright it cannot cut through the black clouds around you.

I have no way to help you, this fight is yours alone. I have no idea if you can hear me, but I stay up all night saying “I love you” into my radio.

Wave after wave crash upon you. Spewing doubt and self-hate. There is no way for you to fight it. You have to endure it till it’s done. There is no mind over the problem when your mind is the problem.

Though I am sitting right next to you, you are very far away. My words of hope and encouragement can’t cross the void.

Hold on tight tie yourself to the mast. You will survive this like so many times before. I may not be there in your private hell, but I will see you through this storm.

When the storm finally breaks my light will guide you home. We have been through a lot today but my love remains as strong as ever.

I can not imagine your struggle but I know it must be hard. I admire your courage and strength if your long fight, and I strive to be as brave as you in my own battles. I’m a better person for having known you.

Sometimes courage is just surviving. Sometimes love is helpless to help. Sometimes all there is is just holding on till its over, and being there when its done.

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