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April 3, 2002
A while ago, Zara came to visit. Returning upstairs from the swimming pool, she informed her mother and I: “I just met an interesting guy down there, he was telling me about his religion.”
“What was he?” I asked, “Jewish?” as most of the people in my building are.
“No, he goes to the Liberal Catholic Church.” And as an afterthought, “You’d like it Mom.”
“And what do they believe?” asked Morna, herself a lapsed Catholic.
“Well, it’s sort of New Age, sort of holistic…”
And I begin to wonder what the word holistic means to this twelve year old…