I was able to pick up a copy of Robert Nathan’s Portrait of Jennie and start reading it. This was a new-ish edition brought out by a publisher called Tachyon Publishing. Sean Stewart wrote the introduction, and in it he talks about how the artist’s job (or compulsion) is to bear witness.
I thought about that. If I were to sum up my own compulsion, it would be to recover. I always want to bring back what was lost or forgotten.
The lobby of the former Western Union building.