" I wish you the courage to pull up your anchor
to assent to let the waves toss you, even to let them dent
and crack your beautiful lifeboat.
Risk the scratches and cracks, even risk the moment
you're convinced you will be swept away forever.
Grasp your prayer beads made of tears,
Hold the hands of those who have suffered, too,
Wail loudly, and all the while
Accept the invitation."