First, in the Saturday Essay, Philip Roughton translates Icelandic writer Oddný Eir’s mirage-filled meditation on coming-of-age. Eir describes haunting images that float beneath her consciousness and in her dreams.
Then, Brandon Hicks illustrates the happy story of the girl who first created music.
Finally, in the Sunday Essay, Louise LeBourgeois examines her childhood in New Orleans and its influence on her identity as an artist. Realizing her paintings will never perfectly mimic reality, LeBourgeois is forced to reconcile the limits of what she can achieve with her artistic vision.