What I am suggesting is a notion of the spiritual not as simply belonging to the heavens, or even to some deep well inside people. I am suggesting that the spirit is present in the ‘sacraments of daily existence’ — the events and connections of everyday life that are hidden in the abstractions and ideologies that are given such importance. In becoming aware of the everyday something else enters — an ‘other history’ as David Malouf calls it, another dimension, an awareness of the permeability of our skins, our membership of the planet and its beauties, our communal life, and our survival as dependant on one another.