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Selections from the October issue
The Sun Magazine | October 2013

The Sun Interview

Something Missing In My Heart: Daniel Ladinsky On The God-Intoxicated Poetry Of Hafiz
“Rumi, Hafiz, you, me — these are just costumes that came to life when the beloved wiped his lips with us for whatever drunk, wild reason.”
By Andrew Lawler

Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Essay In Which My Uncle Eddy And I Attend His Funeral
“How can that be, you ask, considering that he is . . . demised?”
By Brian Doyle

And So On
When Mr. Right is Mr. Wrong
By Lynn Davis

This I Believed
Seduced by the world
By Matthew Vollmer

Already Falling
What we leave behind
By Margaret McMullan


Virtue Of The Month
The logic of suicide
By Kathleen Founds


Kitchen Ghost
By Teetle Clawson

Readers Write

A secret love, a stolen life, a shameful truth
Personal stories by our readers


“They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse.”

Emily Dickinson

From the archives
From the archives: February 1998

Acts Of Love
An essay by Ruth L. Schwartz
[February 1998]

“It’s not that I ever forget I donated a kidney to my lover, G., twenty months ago; it’s just that, for me, that single act pales beside the myriad ‘acts of love’ it takes to keep going, to keep on loving, day by day, a person who is chronically ill.”

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