Category: Reflections

1944 Sanitorium

by June Spence Inside a small wooden picture frame I have taken to keeping on my desk lately, there is a charming hand-stitched scene of a sort-of Spanish villa with arched doorways, turrets, and bougainvillea spilling over the walls, the colors…

The amazing grace of friendship

by Nation Hahn illustration by Brian Hubble Friend (n.) – One attached to another by affection or esteem (Merriam-Webster Dictionary) We toss the word friend around easily. There are Facebook “friends.” We call the person we just met for coffee for…

Coming home

by Hampton Williams Hofer Barely eighteen and way over-packed, I left Raleigh in late August of 2005, bound for Charlottesville. I knew exactly four people in the state of Virginia, which is the way it should be. According to the…

Reading Proust

by Larry Wheeler Director, North Carolina Museum of Art illustration by Tim Lee I’ve long been fixated on the history of Europe and America between 1870 and the First World War, an extraordinary time for exploring the clash and coexistence of the…

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