Illustration by Garth Williams

Born again Quaker?

Quakerism, or “The Society of Friends” as it came to be known, was based on radical ideas for the time: among other things, the equality of men and women, an openness and acceptance of different beliefs, and seeking God within oneself rather than God on high.

So, in my aversion to hierarchical and unmerited authority, Quaker Meeting sounded fascinating!

God — or whatever you choose to call him, her, it — exists within, around, above, and beyond us.

It was nice to have a reason to just sit and shut out the noise.

Wrangler of words

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