The first way I might identify myself is with basic statistics – born in Chicago, of Indian descent, 50 yrs old, female. Financial Planner and CPA who ironically deals in all things material. I currently live in New Jersey and travel once a year to India to visit my parents and be spoiled like the toddler I become as soon as I land. I have no pets, no kids, not even plants – I am traumatized after the death of my cactus which I killed many years ago by forgetting to give it just a teaspoon of water once a month. (True story!) So since I am alone, I have plenty of time to think and write about anything and everything. But the most important way I’d describe myself is a curious Agnostic who is constantly seeking answers to life’s mysteries. I swing Atheist at times, but I also can’t discard the possibility that there is some higher power or state that we are looking to reach. I grew up with a Hindu background, having attended the local Chinmaya Mission for lectures and events. However I have evolved into a seeker of truth on its own merit, which can at times coincide with what I’ve been taught and at times does not. I am like many of my generation in that I cannot accept anything on blind faith. Like the annoying pest of a kid, I can’t stop asking “But Why?” anytime I get an answer to a spiritually related question. And while I know we will never have proof, I can’t help being fascinated about what comes next.