Why We Cannot Stop Thinking About the Pregnant Ukrainian Woman

I could not bring myself to share the haunting photo of the woman taken before her death, maybe out of a concern of exploitation, but she also deserves to be remembered, so to that end there is a link in the essay to an article about her death. This photo is by Grant Whitty on Unsplash

I was going to write about how in each of us is a creative spark. Hidden deep or worn on the skin glowing and luminous, depending on the day or hour.

But in the midst of war it feels like an obscene luxury to write about art and inner life, or how it takes work to…

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