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J. Ruth Gendler

J. Ruth Gendler lives in Berkeley, California, where she’s a writer and an artist. She wears orange socks, arranges her clothes by color in her closet, and keeps her herbs in alphabetical order.

— From August 1986
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories


Courage is not afraid to weep, and she is not afraid to pray, even when she is not sure who she is praying to. When she walks, it is clear that she has made the journey from loneliness to solitude.

August 1986
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