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OCD treatment taught me to sit with discomfort. 2020 is reminding me how. . I've thought over and over and over of that scene in Voyage of the Dawn Treader, when madness seems to have descended on the crew, when nightmares feel close enough to hear climbing up the sides of the ship. . Lucy cries out for Alan's help and feels the tiniest bit better and then comes the albatross that whispers, "Courage, dear heart." . I have been trying to sit up on the mast in the darkness and watch the albatross approach, looking like a kite, an aeroplane, and a cross.
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The whisper is so, so quiet…can I be certain, or must I trust? Trust to look up, when all points down.