That moment when you realise that the thing you thought would bend you, maybe to breaking point, instead lightens some of your burden. In unexpected places, unexpected things can happen.
Or maybe I should say that our greatest fears are not always realized? And sometimes they're completely misplaced? I'm thankful.
Another of Watership Down's opening quotes:
Why should he think me cruel
Or that he is betrayed?
I'd have him love the thing that was
Before the world was made.
A Woman Young And Old, by W. B. Yeats