And that's what it's about.
Leave your stuff in a pile by the edge of the light. Take off your sword and your rings. You go in alone, into the darkness, alone and full of grief.
But it you're lucky, you come out whole.
For everybody who needs to hear this, and I know there are a lot of us: what comes out of the fire and the dark and the water is stronger than what went in. Blessed be.