From the Editors
Art is truth setting itself to work. —Martin Heidegger
All art is one kind of truth or another, fashioned by the individual aiming for the universal. Jocelyn Winn in “Wishes” imagines what a dandelion might tell us about girlhood. In “My Friend Stacy Works in the Emergency Room” by Cortney Davis, a young Pavarotti blesses a pandemic nurse and her patients with his timeless voice. Among many other things, the answer to James Landwehr’s “What Is It?” is poetry wearing camouflage. All written art is one kind of truth or another—phantom images, scents, sounds, and textures fashioned by just-right combinations of words. Our final issue of this second season accomplishes what we always hope to do with our waterwheel; we and our authors move through the unknowable armed with the particular. Always turning and returning. Setting ourselves to work.
—Claire, Suzanne, Cheryl
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