Issue 157 | The Sun Magazine

December 1988

Readers Write


A green swing set, Mother’s Day cards, an afternoon of “Tosca”

By Our Readers


In our sleep, pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.


The Sun Interview

Celibacy And Religious Passion

An Interview With Teresa Bielecki

The harder sacrifice in celibacy is giving up the one special person, who is all for you, and you for him or her. That emotional sacrifice is much more difficult.

By Rick Fields
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Ideologies Of Madness

Nuclear war has been described as a form of madness. Yet rarely does one take this insight seriously when contemplating the dilemma of war and peace.

By Susan Griffin


Earnest says he is going out for a drink. Becky knows that he knows she knows.

By Sharon Claybough

Rocks Along This River

There are certain safe points — rocks along this river, natural bridges. Once in a while, Papa and I feel the same thing the same way. Each of us knows, when it happens.

By Crawdad Nelson