What else can you do?
You got hit with a devastating blow. Your knees give way as you crumple to the ground. You are weakened…but…you are NOT weak.
You reach out to support yourself to stand, only to realize there are many more just like you. Perhaps the furnace was complacent. Perhaps it was just burning low. Now it must be re-kindled with vigor and stoked for the remainder of your days.
You build strength to strive forward with a ferocity forged in the crucible of life and purity. You will not hibernate again, living each day to build on the last, never once losing sight of the impact that tore at the very fibers of your core.