The moment of “between,” that instant of bardo in dreaming, in meditating, and in the pause between every breath, quivers with ambiguity. In the bardo between people awaits a double potential.
Marilyn Robinson Waldman was a demanding but good-humored teacher and an exemplary public intellectual, a model of scholarly relevance whose passion and generosity we might all aspire to. She is also the reason I never teach outdoors. ♨