This collection of poems and prose poems sings the mysteries that fill the air around the beginnings and endings of life and around the holes and fullness in between. They build a mesmerizing concert of vulnerability, wounding, healing, loving, leaving. The author writes of the often unexpectedly shocking passages of aging with loss and grief, joy and acceptance. She names the danger of teetering on the edge of life and the agony of loving someone who lives there. The author helps us recognize the "breathmakers" when they are most needed. The language romps, soars on imagination, muscles through taboo topics and lights dark places. Through it all appears a theme of putting down roots into what really matters so as to survive and thrive in this complex, ever changing, sometimes frightening and still beautiful world we live in.