Cashmere Comes From Goats: Dedication


Would you give up arms for wings?



For Spunky and Tom. In the order they transformed me.

And for my parents who continue to do so.



Row row row your boat.

Gently down the stream.

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily.

Life is but a dream.



     A great, grand expansive cosmic thank you to Alison Pick my mentor at the Humber

School for Writers. And to Bruce Cockburn who demonstrated to me, early on, how the resilient

beauty of the creative life is also a life of service to truth.

            Thank you to the family, friends and colleagues who cheered me on while I discovered the

way to write this book. Ten years is a long time. Your vocal hearts are appreciated. Deeply. In particular,

thank you to Karen Cranston for telling me about the Cathars and for the invitation to join you in the

South of France.




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