Some times, all you can do is close your eyes and reach down deep to that special place where cherished memories live. Hold on to it until the storm passes. Cling to it like a lover. If you are lucky, you have more than one of them.
The wind and the waves will try to pull it out of your hands and make you drift alone without any hope. If that happens, you will be condemned to despair in total darkness without a reference point to help you find your way back. You might be lost.