How joyful to be together, aloneas when we were first joinedin our little house by the riverlong ago, except that now we knoweach other, as we did not then;and now instead of two stories fumblingto meet, we belong to one storythat the two, joining, made.  And nowwe touch each other with the tendernessof mortals, who know themselves…—Wendell Berryfrom ‘The Blue Robe’ *Photo by Kristyn Hogan