To be a contemplative has traditionally meant leaving the city for a quiet life of prayer.
To be a woman of faith in the midst of the city, I was forced to develop a contemplative stance. I am naturally pulled toward God in the midst of nature.
The final column of a six-year run gives the author permission to write in the first person, wouldn't you say?
When I tell people I live in Washington, D.C., a common reply is, "I'm sorry to hear that."