Personal Anecdote: this issue has impacted me even more than you might expect (if that’s the sort of thing you have expectations about): on the day I was scheduled to begin work on the website for Vol II, I was hit by a car while riding my bike to my day job and fractured a vertebra so severely it had to be replaced with a titanium cage. I spent nearly two weeks in the hospital, and (as of this writing) am still on mandatory bed rest most of the time. Spending so much time with these words and images as I put the website together made the subconscious themes of the body with all its frailty and power intensely resonant. And aside from that, reading so much lovely work, staring at such fantastic images, is a really excellent way to feel better about life, whether you’re spending the summer in bed (not in the fun way) or spending it splashing around in a lake. Point being: this issue helped me heal. Maybe not my actual bones, but there’s always more than bones that need healing. So my intense gratitude goes out again and always to our contributors, for giving me so much more than the opportunity to share these beautiful things.