A message to readers:
“I want to offer my profound gratitude for the many expressions of support and encouragement from friends and readers over the years. I also thank you for your patience as I return to full health following an unexpected detour to the edges of physical fragility and resilience.
In her book Illness as Metaphor, Susan Sontag wrote, ‘Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use only the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place.’
My own passage only deepens my reverence for each unfolding moment of beauty and grace, of compassion and communion. Most of all, I am inspired by the quiet nobility of all who dare throw open their hearts again and again, day after day, for the sheer and wild majesty of dwelling at the wondrous frontier of life.”