I read this book while a caregiver for my husband and my mother. Both approached the end of this life at the same time, under my care. I read Polishing the Mirror late at night in my own bed, while softly caressing the upturned belly of my beloved sleeping cat, night after night. I wanted the book to go on forever. Such succor, calm, and compassion I experienced through his teachings. This book lit my way with love as I learned to say goodbye. Namaste, Ram Dass.