Issue 116 | The Sun Magazine

July 1985

Readers Write

Going To Sleep

Fraidy-cats, the Holy Ghost, Mein Kampf

By Our Readers


The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone.

Albert Camus

Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Compassionate Heart

The philosopher Gurdjieff pointed out that if we wish to escape from prison, the first thing we must acknowledge is that we are in prison. Without that acknowledgment, no escape is possible.

By Ram Dass & Paul Gorman
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories


November 17. Monday. The car didn’t start — again. We rode the bus. Manuel, in hat, was driving. He picked us up, leaving the students who were waiting to wait seven more minutes. I bet they hated me.

By Judy Hogan
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories


I was about to run out of meter time when an elderly gentleman approached, moving about as fast as a snail with a broken leg. He carried two large bags full of food and sundry housekeeping paraphernalia. Red-faced and puffing. I offered him a hand.

By David Koteen


It is, in a phrase aptly supplied by a nurse, like five hundred hells. Apparently the whole town has converged upon the hospital, all migrating to the Emergency Rooms.

By Faith McLellan

Lord Of The Wind

The Lord of the Wind was born unconscious of himself, during a storm that shook his egg from its nest and flung it from the tallest tree on the highest cliff downwind to the valley floor.

By Joy Franklin