The Space Between
June 8, 2008
Following yesterday’s P-I article on our cozy living situation, I came across this even cozier setup: Buddhist teachers Michael Roach and Christie McNally live together in an Arizona yurt. And they never stray more than 15 feet from one another. Ever.
The closeness is part of their spiritual practice, which includes world travel for speaking engagements — if they can’t sit next to each other on an airplane, they just don’t get on it — and the maintenance of Diamond Mountain University, a retreat center set on teaching the Buddhist way.
I read the article with a little skepticism. Sure, Mister and I live a close life. In our tiny house, we’re often no more than 20 feet away from each other at all times. But, we both have day jobs, which give us some time off. But I wonder: Could we exist that way, two tiny planets orbiting each other? Fifteen feet from our beloved, 24/7/365?
Sound off: Could you live that Small?