The best analogy I have for what integration really is, is alchemy. Each person has a unique reaction, the fires inside our cauldrons look different. What precipitates our elemental reaction is an intricate and delicate process. Sometimes it leads to explosions, sometimes it leads to lead, and when we add just the right pieces we have transformation. We can’t predict what will lead to that transformation, until we are in our individual cauldrons and find the pieces that melt together as a catalyst.
–Julie Megler, MSN