I said, "My fear is that organizational
formality will swallow all of us whole."
She asked, "Does that fear arise from
the dangerous memories that haunt you
or from some gracious hint from the divine?"
I said, "A life's pilgrimage lives in the steps
taken closer to my heart than out beyond
the land that rises in the West."
She said, "Imagine big smiley faces written
lovingly across the pages of your notebook."
I said, "I am keenly aware of how, unburdened
from affliction, we reach a state of grace."
She said, "Then let us broaden our experience
of time's moments differently than yesterday."