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Lydia Ricci

Lydia Ricci’s sculpture has been exhibited in galleries in New York, San Francisco, Marfa, Boston, and Philadelphia, and has been featured in publications such as the Guardian, the Huffington Post, and VICE.


Suffer Me to Pass

Summer 2020 | Essays

It was only a beer bottle I found in the middle of the trail, but it pinged an impulse in me to go. Get back to the car, give up our Saturday hike. I didn’t tell Cheryl, who stood by while I picked up the bottle and knocked off the dust. She’s known me for thirty years, since our kids were babies, and mostly she endures my jumpy nervousness. But a single empty beer bottle in the big, wide open of Oregon on a sunny June day—it was silly, even for me, to get worked up over such a thing.