David Marshak | The Sun Magazine

David Marshak

David Marshak is a writer and a teacher who lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.

— From January 1981
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Prelude To A Pilgrimage

My fear perceived my gradual return to rationality and slipped back within me, weaker now but still awesome, a headless beast howling against the rising of the sun. I feel it sometimes in the morning when I wake into the disorientation of a depression. I flee into the rhythm of exercise. The flesh has power over the mind, as both are connected elements of a unity. And gradually my consciousness re-creates itself as a familiar fabric.

January 1981
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