Jay Michaelson is, in addition to being one of
the editors of this magazine, a teacher of Kabbalah and integral Judaism. He says of this
image: "I took this picture late one night on retreat, in a thick fog. The air at dusk
evoked for me both a sense of the dark public times in which we are living, and in the
prospect that within that darkness lies a great mystery. It reminded me of the Rilke lines:
'In these silent, sometimes hardly moving times, when something is coming near, I want to
be with those who know secret things -- or else alone.'"