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Waiting for test results in a hospital can be a solitary event. And unexpectedly quiet in certain waiting rooms. Jane Gross on the silent solidarity of women forged while waiting for the results of their mammogram tests each year.
What we need is within us and between us. With Wendell Berry at his side, Parker Palmer on the amazing abundance of self and community, and identifying what each of us has to offer.

Essay

March 22, 2016

Sweating the Small Stuff

After a period of seemingly endless frustration, from a parking ticket to a cancelled credit card, Jane Gross identifies the need in our lives for centered calmness, and the grace and forgiveness of our "better selves."
The limitations of language can be a barrier to deep connection. But the metaphor of unity and interconnectedness found in a sculpture by Jaume Plensa reminds us of the power of art and poetry to traverse this boundary.