Down and Dirty
Across the continent, my mother, sister, and stepfather are on this same evolving planet. As I lie here, I sense our underlying connection. I try to imagine all of them taking an earth nap in their own yards or nearby parks, as I am doing here. In some unaccountable way, I find this comforting.
Barbara Gates is coeditor of the Buddhist journal Inquiring Mind and author of Already Home: A Topography of Spirit and Place, from which this essay is adapted. Her Web site is www.barbaragates.com.
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