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Promise Jnana Hodson

Promise

Jnana Hodson

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When Jaya arrives as an idealistic stranger in a small Midwestern crossroads, she soon finds herself fascinated with a young waiter in a corner restaurant, even as she attempts to keep him at arms length. Still practicing the esoteric spiritualMoreWhen Jaya arrives as an idealistic stranger in a small Midwestern crossroads, she soon finds herself fascinated with a young waiter in a corner restaurant, even as she attempts to keep him at arms length. Still practicing the esoteric spiritual teachings she learned dwelling in a monastic community, shes come to town vowing to be a good nun while both advancing her career and teaching yoga in her free time. Even so, she soon finds Eriks playful charm irresistible.Initially, though, he shields their encounters from his family and later keeps her in the dark about his activities when he’s away at college. Undaunted, as they become lovers in the whirlwind that follows, she responds to his proposals of marriage with her own promise to land them, somehow, in the shared place of their dreams, the Pacific Northwest.What happens, though, if one partner pledges fully, while the other is only partly-committed? And what happens if they awaken in an alien desert rather than a rain forest – a place that becomes a metaphor for their marriage itself, with drought, rattlesnakes, and frozen pipes, as well as irrigated orchards, cowboys, and returning bald eagles? In time, they both come to cherish its open landscape, even if their marriage rocks with tremors. Ultimately, as a nearby mountain erupts and buries everything in volcanic ash, they must make essential decisions with inescapable consequences. This time, agreement is not a foregone conclusion, even in the face of renewed promise. There can be no turning back at the end.