While we couldn't entirely separate ourselves from each other, both Jewel and I had lives to lead and work to do. The talents we were exploring carried over into the other areas of our lives. Awareness of our association spread.

This began to complicate matters in the Spring of 2002, but to fully understand the complexity, I need to backtrack some. One of the threads of conception is the development of my religious affiliation, and the experiences that brought others into my conception of spirituality. Another is the resolution of her desire to have a child. The final is the creative outpouring that she stimulated as my muse.