As a college senior and subsequently a freelance journalist in Boston, Gale additionally wrote on topics outside her usual scope of nature and global peace. Articles in this section convey her insightful observations of people—several essays were published in The Christian Science Monitor.
Her private letters to family and close friends portrayed her life’s transitioning from a promising future to life-threatening cancer (non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma). She metaphorically compared her illness with the ills of the earth and hoped she could live to cure both.
Even while facing death, she continued her activist work with a sense of urgency, completing the introduction to “Ecoanthology” just two weeks prior to her death.
Gale’s final journal notes reflected hope, but she also faced the reality that she might die. A warrior to the end, she finally accepted her destiny and found peace in the divine.