March 20, 2018
Dear Beloved Readers,
As we move from winter to spring, from MoonPark Review’s second issue to our third, we find ourselves thinking a lot, and talking a lot, about change. Possible major changes in our lives, with all of their uncertainties, excitements, and accompanying anxieties; changes we see in the world; changes in people around us; and of course, the shifting tides of what is real and what is not, delivered via a daily barrage of information that seems to pour directly into the collective consciousness through modern technology and social media. What does it all mean, and how do we stay true to who we are, and what we believe in, while riding this constantly-changing-yet-consistently-dissonant wave?
We have no answers. But, we delight in seeing our own preoccupations reflect through our editorial process.
As the days grow longer, the snow begins to melt, as we battle fierce storms and sit quietly in the dark while the power is out, as we take long road trips, we try to make sense of this crazy world, our unsettled lives, and of course, we find more wonder than resolution, more questions than answers. But also during this time, we assemble our contributors’ beautiful stories and prose poems into an Issue that, not surprisingly, also grapples with the winds of change, with this fragile world, spinning so delicately on its tightly-balanced axes. In small moments and large, grounded in richly textured prose, in this, our Spring 2018 Issue, we find both soft and sharp wisdom. Here we find characters opening themselves to new places, new experiences, new love. We couldn’t ask for a more welcome companion to a blossoming new season.
We hope these short prose gems of Issue Three bring you as much joy and provoke as much thought as they do for us.
Mary Lynn Reed & Lesley C. Weston
Editors, MoonPark Review