From the Editors
From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things, and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
We say goodbye to our third season with three reflections on loss. Issue 27 moves from grief, to regret, and then into a kind of rebirth. The body in Kelly Vance’s “Open Casket, 2020” is “a coded message too long to decipher in a single lifetime.” There is nothing to decode in the examined betrayal and remorse in “Mostly Sorry,” a eulogy of lost love by Susan Wadds. “But there is light, muted yet glistening” shining through Laurie Easter’s “Transmute,” where in water “floating sand is the mirror of stardust.” The light is all. It shines here, in these pieces.
—Claire, Suzanne, Cheryl
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