The fall issue of Desert Call, just out, includes my essay "Waves and Oscillations." I feel compelled now to say what the essay is about, but at this point I get stuck. I could say it's about the theme of the issue, "On Holy Ground." I could say it's about church bells, or churches, or prayer, or failure, or expectation, or the call and work of the Spirit, or being known, or mercy, or the power of simple kindness. Alternatively, to quote Flannery O'Connor, "When anybody asks what a story is about, the only proper thing is to tell him to read the story."