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On the Brink of Everything by Parker J. Palmer

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V. Keep Reaching Out

Staying Engaged with the World

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Introduction

In 1974, when my family and I moved to the Quaker living-learning community called Pendle Hill, I knew only a little about Quaker faith and practice. Hoping to learn more, I attended a large annual gathering of Friends at the historic Arch Street Friends Meeting House in Philadelphia.

As I walked into the growing crowd, I noticed half a dozen elderly women chatting with each other. Every one of them had her white hair tied up in a bun, the way my grandmother wore hers. I smiled and thought to myself, “How sweet to have memories of Grandma rekindled! I can even catch a faint scent ...

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