"Recovering a greater compassion may require us to confront the core values of our culture. We are a culture that values mastery and control, that cultivates self-sufficiency, competence, independence. But in the shadow of these values lies a profound rejection of our human wholeness. As individuals and as a culture we have developed a sort of contempt for anything in ourselves and in others that has needs, and is capable of suffering. It is not a gentle world."
-Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., My Grandfather's Blessings.
A wonderful gift from my friend Heather in 2001. A huge gift today.
And Russel's Cottage on the 3rd day.