7. The Fairest Tree (HOPE/CRISIS) / by Nathan Webster

In the end, home is the story you tell yourself

In the end, you must let go of what got you there

to be where you are.


This is how we build the new story

This is what love is:


Letting go of the heady illusion of hope,

to allow the new story your life tells you every day.


In the end, maybe you can love what is unknown--

maybe even more because it is unknown.


In the end you will love what you have chosen

    --or you won’t--

but either way, in the end, you will have to let the story go.