Philosophy is intriguing, especially such branches as cosmology, metaphysics, empiricism, that inquire about why we're here and where "here" is in the general scheme of things. I am more a mystic than a philosopher, but I hope that I can look for the ground of things with others in this Forum. I shall be seen to be more and less of an idealist than Plato, whose students gathered in an older Forum. I am delighted to have access to this wonderful Forum and the many, many ideas being voiced here. Thank you for sharing this space outside of time with me.