"How does the heart keep beating? How does the spirit go on? . . . That even to attempt to respectfully encounter 'the other' is a sacred act, and leads to and through the labyrinth. To the river. Possibly to healing. A 'special effect' of the soul."
-- Alice Walker, The Same River Twice: Honoring the Difficult - A Meditation of Life, Spirit, Art and the Making of the Film The Color Purple Ten Years Later