October is a month of harvest, and what better time than now to reap the benefits of reflection. I've been reflecting upon something deeply personal that slashes right to the heart of my spirit -- something detected by and brought to my attention by a total stranger.
Last week I received a special gift in the mail. All wrapped up in a shimmery gold jewelry box was a chain affixed with the letter W accompanied by a lovely butterfly pin. "Dearest Darah," the hand-written note began, "You are a warrior, but do not lose the butterfly."