If I leave crumbs on the shore before I dive in.
You cannot follow by reassembling them into a cake.
You are still safe on the beach.
Only by wading into the deep can you move forward.
A sign post is an intentional footprint.
Here, we can see where someone stood.
The inscription on this emblem
an orientation of sorts
a place to get our bearings.
But, we are not where they are.
We are only where they were.
At times it’s important to have
a point on the map
to say we are here.