Somewhere Between Kindergarten and God: Mini-Memoirs About the Mundane and the Mystical

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Hampton Roads Publishing, Feb 1, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 208 pages

Can you have a spiritual life and raise ducks?

Can you talk to deceased relatives and deal with the lunch dishes? Live in that perpetually vexing and endlessly exciting inbetween state, where you move fluidly back and forth between the worlds of angels and children, lovers and Light Beings, the mundane and the mystical--and somehow keep it all together?

Of course you can, states Lesta Bertoia. In this elegantly written, insightful, totally enjoyable, and always inspiring mini-memoir of a year in her life, she demonstrates how she does just that--live somewhere between kindergarten and God. Staying balanced and grounded while knowing you are a "divine soul condensed into a human body" is a challenge and an exhilaration, Bertoia reports.

Everything and everyone you encounter has a story to share and can reveal deeper layers of meaning if you only probe a little below the surface. Bertoia has a knack for teasing out the mystery and nuances of everyday life, even from neon green sneakers and faulty windshield wipers. And she has the storyteller's skill and grace for serving them up in short, memorable, and often merry tales that are honest about the pitfalls and the iridescent visions of life. "That life is a mystery is the best thing about it," Bertoia says.

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