AFTER a messy divorce, a friend suffered through what she described as “a toxic dance of anger and deceit’’ and imagined she was trapped in a walled city.
One night, she had a dream in which she finally let go of the walled city and wandered in a desert. There she found a huge tent city with people dancing.
“It was a metaphor, ‘’ she said. “The world of forgiveness and understanding was outside the closed world in which I was living.
The unseen grace-filled world was where I found beauty, purpose, freedom, and faith.’’
She came to the conclusion that happiness has much to do with who we really are, with our capacity to be at peace with ourselves and others, and to feel some deeper connection to the transcendent