We all have a capacity for beauty. In a sense, we are all “expecting,” just waiting for a moment of beauty to induce new life, new words, new saints—even new openings.
In this issue of Ruminate, our artists and contributors dance around and through those moments of beauty—they let us feel the agony of waiting for beauty when all of life seems destroyed by despair; they let us feel the tremulous beginnings of joy at the end of a storm. We find beauty in cathedrals and underwater caves, in the love of two suffering parents for their dying child. Through it all, this issue asks us to find beauty, wherever it may be.
FEATURING Matthew Ira Swaye, Richard Sederstrom, Sarah Estes Graham, Tyrus Clutter