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This post puts “beautiful” into a somewhat different – perhaps even atypical – context, especially compared to the posts that have preceded it. Diane Gilliam Fisher’s haunting “Pink Hollyhocks” (from her impressive 2004 collection Kettle Bottom) is beautiful not because of its subject (a sudden, violent, and unexpected death) but because of its natural, accessible language and powerful evocation of loss. 280 more words
Bo Burnham has been a part of my life since I was sixteen. I am now twenty four and I am no less impressed by his creative output then I was when I was sixteen. 1,034 more words
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A few times in my life, I’ve had moments of absolute clarity, when for a few brief seconds the silence drowns out the noise and I can feel, rather than think, and things seem so sharp.