Turns out it was! In fact, our children grew up together, and Carolyn's two sons were my own son's best friends. One of Carolyn's sons became an environmental attorney. One became a physician, practicing in Santa Cruz. Carolyn was a potter, first, and then an acupuncturist, and she is now the Head Teacher at Everyday Dharma Zen Center in Santa Cruz.
My friends ... For the most part, we cannot choose what happens to us. We cannot choose the content of external events. But we can choose how we will direct our minds. We can choose the process of our own minds. We are what we think. The way we experience life arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world.