You ask, “Don’t you fear the unknown?”
I reply, “Sweetheart, I fear the unknown,
as does everybody else.
Nothing is more terrifying than
crossing the desert without water.
Yet the unknown is nothing but mere darkness.
For what is the unknown but the absence of light?
Once our heart is open
the light will cast the shadow
and eliminate the darkness.
And then a gleaming smile adorns our face because
the darkness vanishes like it has never existed.
When the fears of the unknown vanish
we will walk upon the earth with courage.
We sway in gaiety
to slap the thunder and fold the storm.
Even in the middle of the tempest
we will feel tranquility.
Again, what is the unknown but the absence of light?
What is the unknown but an intimate wearing a stranger’s mask?