The Pitkin Review is a labor of love, and I am ever overwhelmed by the talent and creative vision of the contributors and staff. My time at Goddard has been tumultuous, but as we enter Spring of 2022 there is change in the air. I wanted this issue to reflect the beauty of collective emergence from troubling times. 

The theme of this issue is Resonant Fractals. Fractals are the ever-present repeating patterns within our world. This issue explores the constants in life, it examines the facets of the human experience that allow us to remain whole, and in doing so allows an inhalation of fresh air. Allows a space for glorious reemergence and reflection.

Within this cover, there is work laden with infinite humanity and beauty. The words sing out that we will and have endured. 

To the Pitkin Staff: there is not enough breath in me to sing my gratitude. The echoes of my thanks will resonate through this universe infinitely. To the contributors: thank you for sharing fractals of yourself with the Pitkin, and with me.

For all of the glorious creatives that have helped bring this issue into being: I am infinitely grateful for you all. For all of you who read this: It is all for you. May the work speak, may the resonant beauty of life endure, may all be well.

Maria Elizabeth Burns