My First Attempt at Becoming a Monk

And so it went…

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The newspaper rustled in my small, eight-year-old hands. I was so enchanted by an article on how to meditate, I didn’t notice that my cousin had entered the room.

“What are you reading?” he asked, looking over my shoulder.

“Nothing,” I replied, snapping the paper closed. But it was too late.