Riding the El train in Chicago prompts this essay on the pervasive grip of harshness and the vitality of gentleness. How can we be gentle with others when we struggle with being gentle with our selves first?
The power of song on the radio connects three worlds to one woman, ushering her into the eternal present by conjuring up memories of the past.
A.E. Lefton on Bahá’í leaders being persecuted and imprisoned in Iran — and how they remind her of the sacrifice and the richness of human life.