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“Moonlight” and silence

Anne Jacobson Oak Park, Illinois, United States   Woman at the Piano. Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1875/76. Art Institute of Chicago. At seventeen, I knew little about the limitations or losses that might cause a person to second-guess a vocation, deeply held belief, or identity. Perhaps those questions about the unknowable future inhabit the soul of a […]


Brianna Rossiter Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA   Children Playing with a Mask by John Smith. After Balthazar van Lemens. 1703. Philadelphia Museum of Art. We stood surrounding her tiny body in the hospital bed. Her shallow breaths were splinted by pain as we watched, myself and four second-year, male medical students. Her breath would catch and […]