On a sunny Sunday, I hit the road upstate for a hike with some friends. Amid laughter and song, we scaled the rocks and scrambled our way to the top of a mountain. There we found a flat peak with some rocks and we paused to take in the view. THIS is why we set out today: to feel the awe and connection with this beautiful majesty, our Mother Earth.
When my friend called to tell me she had cancer, I was stunned speechless. With a steady voice, she shared that she was confident in her doctors’ care, her ability to recover and the support of her community. She told me her surgery was in a few weeks, where her husband and parents would be by her side. I considered our friendship – more than ten years filled with laughter, love and tears between us. What could I do for her in this moment?