“One must be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”
~ Cassandra Clare
There is something brooding, thoughtful, and melancholy–in the best sense of the word–about autumn: shorter days, grey skies, leafless trees, all lending themselves to introspection. The works in this fall issue of Central Thoughts echo the pensive nature of the season in how they negotiate the various aspects of the human condition: loss, intricacy of relationships, wonder, mystery, epiphany. I hope you are inspired as you peruse these creative outpourings, for these words and images that are worth many words contain exactly what our world needs: beauty, truth, change. Enjoy.