We live on the margin in the unbearable lightness of being. Our glad lives are balanced on what novelist Reynolds Price calls "life's windswept tightropes," held by grace itself and only grace. I am convinced that no skill we can ever learn is more important than throwing open every door and window in our hearts and minds and souls to that grace: embracing all the ways we can find of letting in the light.

Patricia H. Livingston, Let in the Light