Issue 81 | The Sun Magazine

August 1982

Readers Write

My Body

Chest pains, milk-and-honey days, my best friend

By Our Readers


Paint the soul. Never mind the legs and arms.

Ralph McTell

Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Who Dies?

If we examine our fear of death we see in it a fear of the moment to follow, over which we have no control. In it is a fear of impermanence itself, of the next unknown changing moment of life.

By Stephen Levine
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories


Peering into each room of THE SUN, I look for what I want to carry with me, travel clothes for the psyche to wear to the next chapter, where I don’t know a soul, have had no previews.

By Elizabeth Rose Campbell
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Save The Last Dance For Me

A woman in a gray hooded coat, with hands in her pockets, is actually dancing alone at the bus stop a block away. She is turning and twirling with herself, and now with me, and now with you.

By Rex Weyler

Some Joke, Huh?

My brother is weird. I never know what he’s going to do next. Like the time he decides around three o’clock on an August afternoon that he’s going to climb the Franklin Mountains.

By Chuck Taylor

Scribe Of The Imperial Memory

It is typhoon season in Japan. The wind rips raveningly at the grass roofs and scatters bales of hay across the fields. It buries the land beneath torrents and pools and knocks down the drenched passersby as they strive for home.

By Peter Samis

The Gabriel Books


“The Gabriel Books” are a series of small cartoon books.

By Natalia d’Arbeloff

Photographs By Paul Reynolds

The photographs are available as a PDF only. Click here to download.

By Paul Reynolds