Fair too Middling: ....you have arrived:
a place where fear reigns and confidence is but a whimsy.
this is where biceps are found to be useless
and the heart becomes the most important muscle in your arsenal.
years upon years of building emotional endurance has lead to this moment.
it gets to a point that sweat on the brow ceases to sting the eyes and instead becomes a bitter nourishment as it mixes with tears on its way to your parched, cracked lips.
you have arrived at the end of your proverbial rope.
luckily, fate and faith have tied a big enough knot on the end for you to wrap your bloody knuckles around.
you have arrived. time for the real work to begin.