A Fresh Vision

One of the new vintage hankies is so delicate—linen lawn printed with blowsy ocher flowers, in them many black anthers—anemones—and with lining-of-the-body’s-openings bright pinks, and with lilies of the valley, turquoise Continue reading



That you want to slip deepinto the forest. Pine needleslike the sharpest animal’s hair,a lake at the end of the trees’illusion tunnel. That the fishwould flip delightedly outof the water’s vast Continue reading

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Merloyd Ludington Lawrence: A Tribute

Merloyd Ludington Lawrence, the esteemed book publisher and ardent environmental activist, health care advocate and animal rights crusader, died in Cambridge, Massachusetts on June 27, after a year-long battle with congestive Continue reading


Spectral Light

In the dead of night the human brain is most capable of distillation—of boiling things down to basic black and white. Smoke means fire. Breaking glass signals intrusion. From an evolutionary Continue reading