Age of Empathy
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Age of Empathy

Can You Forget a Year of Your Life?

My body held onto a painful year even as my mind moved on

As my husband and I zipped along the St. Louis highway in our rental car, I noticed that we were close to a private school where I had taught in 1994.

“Can we take a short detour?” I asked. I felt the urge to revisit a place I hadn’t seen in almost 2 decades.



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Patrick Paul Garlinger

Author of Endless Awakening: Time, Paradox, and the Path to Enlightenment and other books. Former prof & lawyer, now mystic, writer, psychic.