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The Sun Magazine

Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

Curlews

We are immortal until the hour death first seizes our imagination. This goes for species as well as individuals. To die you must once consider death and think of it as beautiful. All spiritual advances are advances in aesthetics.

Fiction

Mercedes

What Henry wants to be is an actor, but in the meantime he teaches a course called “Great Plagues.” What I want to do is play for the Lakers, engineering the break while Kareem signals for the lob.

Gary Blake

I met Gary Blake at the meditation hall. It was a place of silence, but Gary Blake was not a silent man.

Tales Of Lord Shantih

“I can no more stop the wind than I can stop my unwanted thoughts,” he explained. “So I let them blow through me, and I carry on with my work.”

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Readers Write

Comforts

Clean sheets and warm wool blankets, barn swallows, music

Personal Stories By Our Readers ▸
Quotations

Sunbeams

The sun and the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago . . . had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.

Havelock Ellis

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