This is what this anthology is about—remembering, celebrating, memorializing, for our 50th anniversary, our jubilee.
Each one of us who contributes to this collective work (as, too, those who thought about it but didn’t quite get to submitting) took time to remember, search out, and set down a truth of their lives. And at the heart of what we learn from it all, perhaps, is that we have survived, prevailed, thrived. This will affirms us. Challenge and inspire us. Renew our hope for the future, “sparkling,” in the words of Francis Bacon, “like a star in our hand — and melting like a snowflake.”
May it be so.