When I see a prayer shawl, when I see a nun's veil, when I hear a chapel bell ring for vespers, I think we will survive. Sometimes I imagine that the idea of the Lamed-Vov is true, that the world is held together by thirty-six hidden righteous people. Instead of gravity, devotion holds together the world for the rest of us who are rushing through our lives. Maybe this speeding subway car would explode into thousands of pieces if people in hidden places all over the world were not at prayer.

Suzanne Guthrie, Grace's Window