As a stained-glass artist, I was particularly struck by the unusual juxtaposition of business news and beauty in The Post’s Feb. 9 Economy and Business pages. Howard Schneider’s article regarding the recent drop in the U.S. trade deficit was paired with an aerial photograph of a container ship, taken by Tim Rue of Bloomberg News, that shows hundreds of brightly colored container tops at the bow. At first glance, it appears to take on the form and substance of an abstract stained-glass window. Thank you for such a treat.

Glenn Kamber, Reston