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Travels in Vermeer
In Travels in Vermeer poet and professor Michael White copes with the aftermath of his divorce by studying Johannes Vermeer paintings around the world. White stumbles into this mechanism accidentally when he takes an impromptu spring break trip to Amsterdam to escape life. While there, he visits the Rijksmuseum and walks into the Vermeer room, where the paintings are “unexpectedly small, but the force of the spell they cast is so eerily powerful that it’s difficult to move, to breathe.” White is mesmerized, and though he tries to explore the rest of the museum, he finds himself back in the Vermeer room, his faith in love suddenly restored.