Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart - "And Sure Enough," "Yolo" Summary & Analysis

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The chapter “And Sure Enough” jumps ahead to the next step on Kate’s journey of spiritual exploration. She is in South America, along with six others, being lead by a shaman named Armando Juarez. Armando tells the group they are not to have sex as a means of honoring the “Grandmother medicine” they will take on the retreat. The narrator explains that while she is on this retreat, Yolo is simultaneously taking a vacation trip to Hawaii.

During the first portion of Kate’s trip, she is required to drink “half a gallon of frothy liquid that tasted like soapsuds” (51). The liquid causes Kate to vomit and have diarrhea. Supposedly, this is clearing her body of its “pollution” in order to make way for the “medicine” she and the others will later receive (52). Despite the unpleasantness of the situation, Kate...

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