He was as surprised as I was to be called into this sort of relationship [after death], but we both sensed it as a call and felt that it was imperative to accept it and learn to live it out. Even while he was still alive, he said it would be a partnership "from here to eternity," and this was not just romantic talk, but something he knew from his sixth sense as a solitary and contemplative.

Cynthia Bourgeault, Love Is Stronger than Death