Once you’ve closed one eye to evil,
You’d better not blink.
—Gregory Orr, “Charlottesville Elegy”
Through art and poetry, longtime Charlottesville residents Tricia and Gregory Orr witness the divisiveness and eruption of violence that threaten to replace civility with barbarism in American perspectives and discourse. In the face of darkness, the words and images here call to the better instincts of humanity.