Once, I had danced at the edge of it all and felt nothing at the end of my fall. I found courage and strength of heart to know now that nothing plays a part separate from any constructed whole. I must not be intimidated by nor console those who disregard gentleness as a way. The human urge to stand and downplay the other as if the other were fodder for machines feeding upon what we most adore pushes reverence beyond any known protocol. Once will be enough to hear the new year call.