Abysmal lows.

When one encounters an abyss, perhaps we are faced with several options. We can descend into the abyss and explore it, as if spelunking, but can we find our way back out? We can circumnavigate it, but still remains a gaping hole in our terrain, and if paths double-back, again we are faced with confrontation and acknowledgment. We can fill the abyss; we can fill the ravine with water, we can let this water flow to the bottom and gradually bring the surface tension upwards to meet the crest. If we do this, the abyss becomes a lake, or a river, and is now a source of energy and renewal instead of a black empty void that overwhelmingly contains everything that enters it.

¶ 2008·09·14