This collection of poems explores the joy of growing up and the pain of moving, the thrill of marriage and the work of raising children, the ecstasy of philosophical pondering and the unavoidable grief of losing a loved one. Largely autobiographical, this is my meditation on what it means to be alive in the twenty-first century. It examines immigration, womanhood, and motherhood—how they connect to each other like pieces in a tapestry and create a whole new worldview. I have been inspired by many immigrant poets. I also have drawn inspiration from those poets who dare to ask questions, dare to celebrate life, and dare to speak up about the hidden truths. This collection is my attempt to enter the poetic conversation about the meaning of life and the significance of poetry in the twenty-first century.