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What does it mean to remain faithful to our shyness? When feeling at home in ourselves is different from feeling at home in the world.
From a young age, writer Anya Jaremko-Greenwold imagined herself inside paintings: “It didn’t so much matter whether the artist had invited any visitors — if no human figures stalked the work, so much the better. I’d have the place to myself.” On art appreciation as a worldview and an inheritance — in all of its beauty and consequence.

Essay

December 27, 2015

Hallucinations and Grief

The loss of mobility as we age does more than hamper one's movement. It separates us from the things we love. Jane Gross on grieving the temporary loss of her dog after suffering a concussion.
After hearing Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai on the radio, a middle-aged woman from the Midwest reflects on her own life and the courage to choose hope in the face of despair.