"I can only trust that what lies ahead will be fuller, freer than the present.
I hope for a life that is my own, that has no false chains to bind me,
that allows me to move like a butterfly, on the wind and to stand,
when necessary, like a lioness in the high grass.
I want a life that is directed by the call within myself - not by an institution,
not even by what looks like the care and concern of others."
-Joan Chittister - from Called to Question, p.54
photo by Gary Voth found here