Tag Archives: Beauty

Movie Review: “Collateral Beauty,” written by Allan Loeb

Loeb’s movie negatively portrays the grieving process as a problem that must be eliminated

Sitting in the movie theater, I was excited. I had my leather seat reclined, a tub of popcorn on the armrest and my Kleenex tissues readily accessible. I had heard mixed reviews about “Collateral Beauty,” but I wanted to form … Continue reading

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”Halo” by Melissa Stein

A captivating poem that offers an intimate look at death

Melissa Stein is an incredibly talented author. The San Francisco poet’s work has been published in a variety of journals and anthologies, and for good reason. Her writing is visceral — the imagery it conjures is at once heartbreaking and uplifting. … Continue reading

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‘Left Behind’: A Photo Series by Jennifer Loeber

A collection of juxtaposed photos paying tribute to an artist's mother

Death isn’t an uncommon theme in artwork. This isn’t surprising, since death is something that informs much of our lives. It’s something we all must deal with and cope with — it is something we spend much of our life … Continue reading

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“Septimus” by Rachel Wetzsteon

A personal look at a poem considering the tragedy and beauty that accompany both life and death

So often we are conditioned to think of death as something tragic. And, undoubtedly, losing someone is heartbreaking. It shakes your entire world. It changes the way you move through your day to day. I had been, for many years, the … Continue reading

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PaperWhite by Bradley L Bowers

The stunning vases explore life and death

Bradley L. Bowers’ PaperWhite series explores the beauty of life, death, and decay through these stunning paper vases. from the artist: The concept of planned permanence frightens me. I believe nothing should be made to last for eternity. Death is … Continue reading

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