Presence and Absence

Presence and Absence

Presence and Absence a poem by JEANNE ELLIN | Grandmother + Poet   This a personal exploration of what may be found beyond the limits of physical frailty and material limitations; it is a move into a spiritual dimension from the restrictions of limited mobility and...
By God’s Bones

By God’s Bones

By God’s Bones a poem by ALEXANDER ZITZNER | Student + Writer  Considering the theme of fragility, I was inspired by a quote that my grandmother would tell me during our conversations about religion: “Man needs god because man is weak.” I constantly...
When All Else Fails

When All Else Fails

When All Else Fails a prose poem by MARY ELLEN GAMBUTTI | Gardener + Writer This piece attempts to address my frailties as a sensitive human, and the way I found to cope. It also examines my experience surviving a stroke: the imperfections and moral challenges it...
Broken Limb

Broken Limb

Broke Limb an installation series by MARLEENE RUBENSTEIN | Occupational Therapist + Artist These are single units from a series that is intended as an installation. Broken limbs, after various windstorms, were gathered and used as molds to create sculptures made of...
Hibernate

Hibernate

Hibernate and other images by DARLENE TURLA | Bipolar Advocate + Photographer Depression can strip you of all vigor and willpower, sending you into a depressive hibernation. This is a tendency far beyond my control that has cost me a number of friends, wasted time and...
Louis’ Goodbye

Louis’ Goodbye

Louis’ Goodbye a short story by J. L. HIGGS | Banker + Writer   This story is about the fragility of love, and of not truly understanding what it is to love someone until it’s too late. In writing the story, I drew upon people I’ve known, as well as...
Containment

Containment

Containment installation art by DAYNA TALBOT | Flight Attendant + Artist It was through my desire for a sense of quiet that I began to adopt a processed base practice. Using materials and repetition, the process became obsessive and personal through the recurring...