For today’s Growing in Place, I want to share “The Wind Phone.” This is a short story in my book, DRINKING FROM THE RIVER OF LIGHT, about how one courageous man found a way to make sense of his grief and help others those who lost loved ones in the March 11, 2011 earthquake in northeastern Japan.

May we all find peace now as we allow ourselves to express our grief during these times. Please remember that no one person can wrestle from the Earth the song of how we can survive together and no one voice can sing the chorus. We need each other now more than ever. Love, Mark