Art, Self, & the Courage to Be

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In the darkest moment of despair, I lost all hope. I looked out at what had been an inspiration to me and saw an escape. The water seemed refreshing at one time, but now it was something I could use to get out. I knew the expanse would fill my lungs and bring an end to my miserable life.

As I walked closer and closer to the water something said stop. I walked closer again and heard the same voice. Stop. I felt…