Tree Lines - Chapters Nine through Twelve

Chapters 1 to 4
Chapters 5 to 8
Chapters 9 to 12
Chapters 13 to 16
Chapters 17 to 20
Chapters 21 to 24
Chapters 25 to 28
Chapters 29 to 32

statue hiroshima

Chapter 9

Japan (Kyodo, Kyoko, Kyoto)

Later, walking down a Hiroshima street, I realized that I was older than every tree, every building, and every street in the city – all its history mere replica.


Chapter 10

Korean Gifts

It taught me that places long sacred to people reverberate with a holiness that can be absorbed by others, even those who do not share a particular tradition.


Chapter 11

Hummingbird Syndrome

It was so easy to get caught up in the drama of the job, especially when I believed that what I was doing was helping to save thousands of children from paralysis.

Chapter 12


When they came, his approvals were 'Miss America' moments, crowning a day -- when I wrote an 'A' paper or won some kind of prize at school.