Clarity in small doses, like the kind I came to last night, manifests as loss of fear, which then turns into courage. From there all we need to do is take action.
The action I took last night was in the form of reaching out to a past loved one, reminding him I still care and being clear that I am happy for him with his new wife and baby.
Not only did I awake this morning to a kind response from a man who has clearly grown in the last two years, I awoke to less pain. Today my limp was considerably smaller and halfway through the day I squatted without even thinking about it. I can also flex my ankle again!
Each of these bits of progress feels enormous.