Happy Ecstatic Friday from the midst of a whirling ice storm with a power outage. As I snuggle deep under the duvet, the world suddenly feels very alone. Isolated. It's this quote from Hermann Hesse that reminds me quietness is the key to wisdom: "We must become so alone, so utterly alone, that we withdraw into our innermost self. It is a way of bitter suffering. But then our solitude is overcome, we are no longer alone, for we find that our innermost self is the spirit, that it is God, the indivisible." Amen. Here's to finding a few moments today to be still long enough to know you are part of the immense whole of the Divine. And, so it is.