Tag Archives: Vermeer

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Missing Masterpiece

It would be an extraordinary day if I did not spend a healthy portion of it trying to locate my keys, my work necessities, my phone–and occasionally my vehicle itself. (I’ve noticed a commonplace linguistic device of referring to widows … Continue reading

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Lost and Found

As a child I went with my mother and older brother to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.  At the time, the museum, which resembled a Venetian palace, still possessed thirteen rare works which now have been missing for … Continue reading

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Chiaroscuro

My mother described this photograph, taken by a friend while I spoke at my husband’s memorial service, as resembling a “mini-Vermeer.”  The photograph is as I remember my surroundings from my perspective: only small crescents of light amid intricate dark … Continue reading

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