I spent years trying to understand why people say yes — why they select one option over another. I have tried to understand why I have said yes and, in doing so, I have endured great anguish.
I have moved painfully far from where I started. I have abandoned truths that I believed fiercely. And, in the end, I have lost faith in faith, but I’ve also gained a certain clarity. And this clarity is priceless. There is much I do not know. Indeed, the scope of my knowing has diminished. But for this I am grateful: My clarity is not grounded in what I now know; now it is grounded in knowing what I do not know.