From the Editors
The best way out is always through. —Robert Frost
Moving from the known to the unknown, searching for—and sometimes finding?—a kind of acceptance, a kind of peace; that’s the project of our 13th issue. In Christina Hutchins’s “Traveling through the Vanishing Point,” we drive through the salt flats of Utah and deeply into a pearly Sunday morning’s revelation of life and love everlasting. Breath is the mode of travel in Carlene Gadapee’s guide into the space that holds her narrator’s suspended present—a space between meaningful and meaningless, between everything and nothing. “Breathing Exercises” asks… what do we do in that space? And what do we do, asks Deanna Benjamin, with a friend’s story that has its beginning and end but comes with no closure, no fullness of understanding? Benjamin’s protagonist does her best to accept it. She walks “The Delicate Periphery of Your Crime” and offers whatever support she can. Moving, breathing. Accepting. It’s the only way.
—Claire, Suzanne, Cheryl
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