March 12, 2006
Such a promise to the day after so much time and effort. Hope and excitement and a quiet confidence in our abilities. Then a valiant performance with pride a job well done. But our judge was harsh and callously slashed our dreams before plunging his knife deep into our molten core. Shared misery does not always console and many raging sobbing thoughts lay behind those quiet facades as we journeyed through the icy darkness. No words could explain or soothe and the hot lava of doubt began to push us apart until some were lost and others left traumatically adrift.