Looking at the sky one night, Margaret H. Mason had a vision. Starting with the great starry universe, it took her inside, and inside again, and finally into the heart of a child in bed – where she found the same great expanse as was in the beginning. With that vision came a great sense of security: that each of us belongs to the whole, and has a special place in it. Mason has a strong sense of the importance of belonging, a connection with nature, and a commitment to sharing both with children. She lives in Ferndale, Michigan.