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Is there life after death? Why are we here? What is the purpose of our existence? This beautifully written short story begins with a thought provoking view of the universe and how earthly desires give rise to human existence. It then describes how the agonizing pain of the death of a loved one prompted the journey of a spiritual quest. Lastly, while searching for the meaning of life, one gains the deepest appreciation of nature and the understanding of how we are all part of an ingenious design and that death is part of a continuous process of rebirth and renewal of nature and the universe.

"Jiang delivers an ultimately uplifting modern-day Buddhist parable." - Kirkus Review

In this heartwarming and an intended quick read (the story is both fast paced and stays focused on the meaning of the book without unnecessary language or details), the author takes the readers through the spiritual journeys of a couple who, after the death of their mother, mourn their loss following two different paths. In the end, both realize that death is part of nature and love is not only nature's way to ensure our continual survival; it is the foundation of our earthly existence and beyond. Don't miss this engaging tale of love and loss, it will lift your spirit and brighten your day!

“ … an engaging family drama with a spiritual message." - Kirkus Review

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