Midpoint on Jacob’s Ladder

(Wikimedia commons: Archangels’ Chapel in Rila Monestery, Jacob’s Ladder)

Hodos anō katō mia kai hōutē. (The path up and down is one and the same.) — Heraclitus, Fragment 60

Five years ago, I managed to execute a simultaneous exit and re-entry: I started transitioning from male to female and began my return to the Christian church. Were you to have asked me ten years ago if this could have been one of the forking paths in the garden of my life, I would have dismissed the thought with a…