Cover Photo: Vincent Van Gogh
Vincent Van Gogh

Starry Sky

“The tumor cells, often stained a deep, twilight purple, recall a van Gogh nocturne.”

On December 18, 1927, James Parsons Burkitt, amateur ornithologist, fastened a small metal ring around the leg of a European Robin before she could fly away. The prognosis for a European Robin is not good; most will not live to see their first birthday. But those that do, those who survive the first winter migrations as far south as Spain, and the aggressive attacks from territorial male robins, often live long, healthy, perhaps even happy lives. James Parsons Burkitt found his robin nearly eleven years later, on July 14, 1938. It was a Thursday.

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Keane Shum is a lawyer who received his MFA in Creative Writing from the City University of Hong Kong. He is a frequent contributor to the South China Morning Post, and has also written for The Atlantic, the Sydney Morning Herald, and The Age.