"Do we move beyond or out of ourselves when we die, staying, nevertheless, connected to everything?" asks Barbara Fiand in this book, which was written in the months following the death of her dearest friend, Clare, from cancer. While her loss was palpable, Fiand was so moved by the contemplative serenity of her friend during her final weeks that she found herself conceiving of the spiritual life in new and inspired ways. The result is this powerfully moving vision of faith, hope, and renewal. Topics covered include: Human love as a divine presence, nature's grandeur and our spiritual recovery, the images of God that arise out of silence and nothingness, and much more.