Issue 55 | The Sun Magazine

May 1980

Readers Write


Phantoms, abortions, an organizing principle

By Our Readers


The satiated man and the hungry one do not see the same thing when they look upon a loaf of bread.

Jalaluddin Rumi

Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Bright (And Cloudy) Dawn Of A New Age

Steven Forrest On The Next 2,000 Years

We live in a cusp, a time that we can call the “crack between the ages.” Right now we could say we’re in an Aquarian energy field, but with Piscean structure, Piscean myths, Piscean traditions, so in a sense we live in two ages. In another sense we don’t live in any age at all. One has died and another is being born. There is more freedom in these cusp times than there can be at any other time.

By Steven Forrest
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

And That’s The Way It Is?

For a while, several years ago, I stopped watching the TV news. This was no small thing. I was in the habit of watching all three networks, often at the same time, spinning the dial with the finesse of an accomplished musician running scales on his favorite instrument.

By David Searls
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

One Hundred Years Of Solitude — An Appreciation

We forget, until a novel like One Hundred Years of Solitude reminds us, that a metaphor can be a glimpse into the interconnectedness of things, and as such, a large new breath of possibility to our pallid imaginings of self.

By John Rosenthal

A Summer’s Tale

(Part One)

I was actually going away. I must have waited a whole year for it but, right then, I was really depressed. If you could have seen it around my place last night you’d know what I mean. Everybody thought I’d never come back. Nobody came right out and said it, but my oldest sister, Jeannie, kept telling me how sad my hat looked.

By Nyle Frank