Today would have been Katie's 33rd birthday.
Katie was a seeker. In the truest sense of word, she explored the limits of her own world and of the world around her. One form that this seeking took was a fascination, especially in the last year of her life, with Buddhism and spirituality. She was especially taken with the monomyth writings of Joseph Campbell, who begins his wonderful Power Of Myth video series of interviews with PBS's Bill Moyers, with the quote below. I think it sums up how many of us feel about Katie, as well as the path before us:
"We have not even to risk the adventure alone, for the heroes of all time have gone before us. The labyrinth is thoroughly known. We have only to follow the thread of the hero path. And where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god; and where we had thought to slay another we shall slay ourselves; where we had thought to travel outward, we shall come to the center of our own existence; and where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world."
Here's the first part of the first installment of that video:
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