Gnossienne (for Lisa de Kooning)By Bruce Bromley
August 26, 2013
We have had a place in the universe since it occurred to the first of our species to ask what that place might be.
—Marilynne Robinson, Absence of Mind (2010)
Over the last few nights, half-longing for sleep, I’ve seen Lisa as she was at 14, the two of us almost side by side, about to take the front steps of East Hampton High School for the first time.