Brad Lemley | The Sun Magazine

Brad Lemley

Brad Lemley is a freelance writer who lives in Washington, D.C. He writes that four months after his son, Alex, was born, his wife returned to full-time work, “and since I began my stint as primary caregiver, my freelance output has dropped ninety-eight percent, though I do produce grocery lists with layered meanings.”

— From August 1987
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

When Prayer Is Impossible

I show my mercy toward my screaming baby son by cuddling him; Mary shows hers by cuddling him at times, and poking him with that damned needle at other times. My mercy is made only of light; Mary’s is made of light and darkness and so it is larger and encloses mine.

August 1987
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