Hourglass, Dani Shapiro’s recent memoir, is a compelling inquiry into how marriage is transformed by time. In this book, Dani unfolds the shapes of a sustained relationship and beautifully describes what it’s like to walk down the road of life with another human being. In this podcast, Dani and I converse about long-term love and how this informs our individual selves, even if the relationship does not stand the test of time. We also talk about understanding personal identity through the inquiry of experience, as well as inhabiting consciousness through story. Additionally, we discuss being and becoming, doubt, faith, and memory. Dani also shares exciting information about her new book (pub date: 1/19’), self-love rituals, and what’s currently on her summer reading list.