"I would like to take your hands for a moment and assure you
that you are built well for these times.
Despite your stints of doubt,
your frustrations in arighting all that needs change right now,
or even feeling you have lost the map entirely,
you are not without resource,
you are not alone.
Look out over the prow;
there are millions of boats of righteous souls on the waters with you.
In your deepest bones, you have always known this is so.
Even though your veneers may shiver from every wave in this stormy roil,
I assure you that the long timbers composing your prow and rudder
come from a greater forest.
That long-grained lumber is known to withstand storms,
to hold together,
to hold its own,
and to advance,
Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, from her speech,
“Do Not Lose Heart, We Were Made
For These Times