From the Back Cover
"Life at First Sight captures the web of meaning that unites and sustains all of human life. These sparkling essays remind us that the spiritual side of life is not a luxury or an optional nicety, but utterly crucial. At this moment in history, no message is more vital." Larry Dossey, M.D., author of The Power of Premonitions and The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things" These essays are a treasure, especially as they pursue the journey of the human spirit through the perils - and joys - of "the road not taken". This is the sort of book that will warm, celebrate and console the reader on a sour day. This book is lovingly written and beautifully conceived, and dares to approach the practical reality of the spiritual life." Dolores Kendrick, Poet Laureate, District of Columbia, author of Now Is the Thing to Praise and The Women of Plums: Poems in the Voices of Slave Women.
Phyllis Ring writes with a deep sense of soul. Her work carries the essence of a personal touch for each reader. As a former high school English teacher, I imagined the delight with which my students would have responded to Ring's prose/poetic blending of sensitive and emotional sharings. Would that every student could have audience with Phyllis Ring's gift of a full life, expressed in such rich language. As with any extraordinary discovery, I will read and re-read Ring's work.
Lyonel B. Tracy, Ed.D., Commissioner of Education, State of New Hampshire