I have been in at least 3 earthquakes.
I have visited a locked ward, seen a baby born, been in the audience for a prison play, and seen three corpses right after death.
I have been to a mariachi mass, in a mikvah, and lived in a Zen monastery.
I have been in a mosque.
I have seen my cervix.
I have been to massage school where we worked naked.
I have been to neo-pagan rituals, Pueblo dances, and the Macy’s Day parade.
I have had my heart broken.
I have stayed at the Plaza Hotel in NYC.
I have been in a union.
I have solved a koan.
I have hallucinated a dead person.
I have shot a gun.
I have been in a rock band.
I have cooked tofu.
I have kept a secret for twenty years.
I have streaked naked at a swimming pool in the Yosemite Valley.
I have spent a week in a trailer in an abandoned air force base at the edge of a bombing range in Great Basin.
I have marched on Washington.
I have seen the northern lights, whales in the ocean, coyotes, wild flamingos, whooping cranes, snow geese, sandhill cranes, bears, glaciers, geysers, sunrise, sunset, meteor showers, Jesus Rays, sun dogs, eclipses of the sun and moon, the rings of Saturn through a telescope.
I have performed in public on the marimbas.
I have carried the torah.
I have caught a bluefish.
I have an enormous scar.
I have been hypnotized.
I have had a magpie pull a mitten out of my hand.