A personal essay [Orion Magazine, Spring 1999] recounting the author's experience of a continually evolving earth, shared by species whose ancestry predates our own. The reader is encouraged to see her/himself within the context of a planet humming with life, and to see life as a gift in which each moment presents the opportunity for reverence.
This article appears in Parabola magazine's issue Body and Soul (Volume 30, Number 3). The author asks what we mean by the words spirit and soul? How do we acknowledge and honor the soul and spirit of another being? Where do we find it? What does it take to cultivate our capacity to perceive the soul of the world?
"The longings we feel are the heart's hunger, nourished by the heart's fire, kindled and fed by beauty, defeated by suffering, sustained by faith and renewed by hope -- the soul's evolution toward its source."