"John, My Caretaker" It’s been almost a year that John has been my caregiver. He is an incredible person, and I could not begin to do the things that I do without him. He walks with me in the natural world and keeps me safe. He keeps me upright, and on those rare occasions that I do fall, he picks me up. (Most of the time, I am unable to get up by myself.) John shares my passion for the natural world, and he shares my nature mysticism. In addition to being indispensable to me, he is a huge help to Ellie (house work, yard work, shopping, etc.) Over the past year, John has become an integral member of our family.