How does a suburban college instructor, about to turn fifty, find herself in the arms of a woman—a former student– half her age? What can she tell her clueless husband, her baffled kids? And then, where does she turn, in this new life, to find a love that is more lasting and deep? Karen’s journey intersects with another Karen, her mirror image in many ways, and they build a beautiful life that is soon torn apart by a death in the family, and the merciless scourge of debilitating disease. As caregiver, then survivor, she wends her way through the grief, as well as lessons of loss, with the help of insight meditation and music.