“Seven Losses of Na Re”
by Rose Lemberg
This is a brooding look back on things taken, things lost, and things always remembered.
Rose Lemberg is a queer, bigender immigrant from Eastern Europe and Israel. Their fiction and poetry have appeared in Lightspeed‘s Queer Destroy Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Uncanny, and many other venues. Rose’s work has been a finalist for the Nebula Crawford, and other awards. Their novella The Four Profound Weaves is forthcoming from Tachyon Press. You can find more of their work on their Patreon: patreon.com/roselemberg
My life is described by the music of mute violins. When myparents married, my great-grandfather, may the earth be as afeather, ascended the special-guests podium, cradling the oldfiddle to his chest. “And now the zeide will play the weddingmelody,” they said. “A special blessing,” they said, a sgule, aroyal blessing. But the bow fell from his fingers.