Courage is talking about courage with tears streaming down your cheeks. Courage is not knowing what comes next and stepping forward, hands unclenched, right into it.

Still, wonder opens your eyes and you see the first signs of new life after hope lost all her petals and leaves. This is what courage does for you.

You wouldn't expect to be the same, nor should you want to. You didn't come here to be untouched by life. Nor is fear alien to a heart like yours, no more a stranger than a night sky is to its star.