7. ONENESS

How are we educated by children, by animals! . . .We live in the currents of universal reciprocity.

—Martin Buber

After the trial concluded, I went backpacking up in the Grand Teton Mountains. I had planned the trip for early September, but the trial had interfered, and instead of canceling, I decided to go in late October. I had been told that the snow would be heavy and it could be a difficult trip, but that was the only time I had. So I found a guide, Paul Lawrence, who had done photography work for magazines and knew about the Tetons during the winter.

Paul and I were at eleven thousand feet near Hurricane Pass between Cascade Canyon and Alaska Basin in the Tetons. It was almost noon on Friday, October 21. I was taking in the spectacular ...

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