To the old question, if you were marooned on a desert island and could have just one book with you, what would it be? my answer is this book - Hymn of the Universe by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. For me, it is the key to the door to the universe and spirituality. In it I find the answers to all the questions I have had about the meaning of life, the nature of the universe and instructions on how to live. I am not good with metaphors, but in this book, Teilhards metaphors make perfect sense to me as they respond to all my longings. I will never finish this book, and in daily meditation, I can open it at any point and begin my day.