Then the Prodigal Kiwi Blog I read today reminded me of one of David Whyte's poems which I have always loved:
Start close in,
don't take the second step or the third,
start with the first thing close in,
the step you don't want to take.
So thanks to two fellow Bloggers for encouraging me this morning to continue "taking the first step" even when I am in a whirlpool of emotions like grief, anxiety and stress - with the occasional glimpse of excitement breaking through!