I relate to bridges, because I find myself in the position of being a bridge in so many ways. I was born a bridge. My father was Jewish, most of his ancestors murdered in the holocaust. My mother was of German ancestory, raised Protestant. So just by being born of these two people, my existence denies any potential to keep these two groups separate within me. I have to understand both sides; I can't be bitter, because I embody all of it. My life's work is to be a bridge. I help people connect their feelings and their beliefs, their childhood and adulthood, their memories with their consciousness, their intentions and their actions, their ability to be compassionate and to feel it for themselves. My work is about bringing together what causes suffering by being separated. My service in the world is to be a bridge.