"I have one of those wooden Russian nesting dolls. If you open her up, you find another doll inside, and if you open that one up, you find still another doll. In fact, you can keep opening until you have nine separate dolls standing in a row, each one complete and individual, each able to stand on her own. And yet, there is not a moment when I look at them unaware that these dolls are part of the whole, that they all belong together. They are separate, yes, but they are also inseparable.

"I believe the human family, and indeed all creation, is fashioned something like that nesting doll. Each part is unique and independent, but nevertheless inextricably linked, ever belonging to the larger whole. We contain the other and are ourselves contained."