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Warp and Weft

Movers could have unfurled the enormous Persian rug in one of two ways. Once spread out, it fills more square feet than did our entire first apartment as newlywed grad students. A symmetrical design falls away in layers from a central … Continue reading

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The Light You Do Not See

At 4:30 a.m. the waterfront view is fully saturated one day and colorless mist the next. The best hints I gather from my starting vantage point a few blocks away lie in the light: usually a patch of shimmering silvery-slate … Continue reading

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When the Planet Shifts

  Before we married, Jim promised me we would have five boys. Because I was very young, somewhat gullible, and only took college laboratory courses because I had to (notwithstanding my lack of scientific skills), I believed him. We had … Continue reading

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Misty Memories

“Memory — fragile, hazy-bright, miraculous, was to them the spark of life itself, and nearly every sentence of theirs began with some appeal to it . . . .” — Donna Tartt, The Little Friend One of my sons joined … Continue reading

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