JUNE 2, 2004 (WEDNESDAY)
"Some things we can't wipe out ourselves," she said. "That's why we have this time of the sacrament. Up on the mountain, we give to the All-father our secret hurts and griefs and guilts, for him to finish or mend. It is better than holding on to them, trying to forget. The holy rite, it's an outward sign of what is happening in our hearts, and it is strong and true."
- Ashila to Gabriel, from Secret Sacrament by Sherryl Jordan