Awkwardness! Confusion! Doubt! Our time in the baths was the beginning of the story, not the end.
The darkness never wins. The suffering cannot prevail. But that does not mean the suffering is not real, that it did not happen.
If you, like me, are in the desert this Lent, consider a different kind of spiritual practice for the next 40 days. Hold on to the ice cream, but work on the attitude.