Biden is in office. People are slowly emerging, newly vaccinated, against COVID-19…

Yet, the trauma and tumultuous waves of racial and political conflict, churned in maniacal joy by the previous occupant of the White House, remains. In its white-capped wake Juneteenth feels particularly somber this year: A space thick with the silence of grief, the anxiety of recent social and personal reckoning.

This year I find myself in deep reflection, an emotional tableau of watering eyes and quivering lips, in response to any passing image, ad or comment that returns me once again to the idea of America, and the…

Cathrin Gordon

Writer, Art Historian, Tech Analyst. Big Heart, Many trades.

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