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Follow the link to read the last 500 words of the short story “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver. Then Command / CNTRL + F the phrase, “I was in my house”.

What theme is suggested in the narrator’s second to last line, which is, “I was in my house. I knew that. But I didn’t feel like I was inside anything.”?


Encounters with new experiences create a sense that you are losing your foundation.


Spiritual experiences make one feel weightless.


Transformative experiences are mind numbing.


Learning takes us to places we have never before experienced.


If you want to learn something new, you must be willing to give up the beliefs you have previously firmly held.

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