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On the Brink of Everything by Parker J. Palmer

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With Gratitude

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WE GROW OLD AND DIE IN THE SAME WAY WE’VE LIVED OUR LIVES. That’s why this book is not about growing old gracefully. My life has been graced, but it certainly hasn’t been graceful—I’ve done more than my share of falling down, getting up, and falling down again. The falling down is due to missteps and gravity. The getting up is due to grace, mediated by people to whom I owe great debts of gratitude.

My dear friend and longtime editor, Sheryl Fullerton, has been my partner in publishing since 1997. I’m forever grateful to Sheryl for her belief in me, her discerning editorial eye and her patient way of helping me get through long spells ...

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