The Insistence of the Body

Most of us take our bodies for granted. They are the vehicles in which we go about pursuing a meaningful existence. The real stuff of life is what goes on in our minds, we think: the pursuit of ideas or love or compassion or success or some other form of fulfillment. Our bodies exist only … Continue reading The Insistence of the Body

The Intimacy of Illness

The sky was almost perfectly blue the day my husband and I promised, among other things, that we would always offer each a shoulder to lean on. It was brisk that day, and the last of the autumn leaves were blowing off the trees in the northern reaches of Vermont as we started a new … Continue reading The Intimacy of Illness