Issue 75 | The Sun Magazine

February 1982

Quotations

Sunbeams

I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.

Sylvia Plath

The Sun Interview

Transfiguring The Ordinary

An Interview With Roger Corless

If the Christian God exists, the plurality of religions is not a problem in his mind. His mind functions in some other way. So it’s only a problem for us. If Mahayana Buddhism is right and the universe is neither One nor Many nor both nor neither but emptiness, unqualifiedness, then it’s not a problem that there are two religions or one or both or neither.

By Howard Jay Rubin
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

A Sun Valentine

On Love And Relationship

Here’s a box of our best: some of the most interesting words we’ve printed about love and relationship over the past eight years — some of it’s nutty, some of it’s bittersweet, maybe you’ll find the cherry.

By The Sun
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

Celebrating Seth

Seth is an elder but an equal, who insists, “Basically you are no more of a physical being than I am, and I have donned and discarded more bodies than I care to tell. . . . Consciousness creates form. It is not the other way around. . . .”

By Elizabeth Rose Campbell
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

A Choice

Day Of A Stranger

We all live somehow or other, and that’s that. It is a compelling necessity for me to be free to embrace the necessity of my own nature.

By Thomas Merton
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

Going To The Movies

To set aside the myriad differences which separate us from others, even those we love, and for a moment actually feel their consciousness is unparalleled as an evolutionary tool. It carries us far beyond our fortresses of pride and certainty.

By Steven Forrest
Fiction

The Every-Other-Friday-Afternoon Bridge Luncheon

As far as I know, my grandmother’s only regret in life was that she died on a Thursday. “Damnation!” she cursed fate in front of her sister Gert, her four children, and her thirteen grandchildren.

By Brad Conard
Photography

Tuli Kupferberg

Cartoons

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By Tuli Kupferberg