From the Editors
Beauty is a defiance of authority. — William Carlos Williams
We’re exploring beauty and loss in Issue 20. Anne Myles pushes hard in “An Origin Story” on the relationship between truth and beauty; when is truth forever ugly, she asks, in a story about loss. “Bloom” is a master class by Elana Wolff on how to weave beauty from a meditation on the details of ordinary life—“We’re all just passing through here,” she says, so let’s not grow weary of gazing at trees. The portrait of “Sarah” from Christina Rauh Fishburne is beautiful, too, and a paean to the loss of what might have been. Each of these three pieces makes loveliness from something broken. Beauty as defiance.
—Claire, Suzanne, Cheryl
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