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Ice Skater

Reading Time: < 1 minute I could have been a prodigy if I’d grown up in Upper Saxony, in my father’s small town with big lakes and forests and seven aunts, all widowed in the war and eager to teach me to ski, langlauf and skate on ice by the age of three. But that would mean rewriting history.   […]

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The Helmet-maker’s Wife (After a sculpture by Rodin)

Reading Time: < 1 minute She who was once his beautiful young wife looks out at the flat northern sky, the vertical rise of industrial smoke, a broken scarecrow in a fallow field, a solitary magpie on a tree stump, the rusted creaking garden gate, empty snail shells along the path, a fine layer of dust along the window sill            […]