We had been following the glow for months–at first so dim that we were often unsure of our direction. But the thirst for light, for relief, for a way out of this endless netherworld, the cold, hard… No. It is over now. Over.
We ran in the end–as best we could. And then lay down, nearly falling, chests heaving, lungs and hearts bursting, holding our straining eyes open as we wondered at that beautiful, beautiful, blue, blue sky.
Finally… a way out. A way up!