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The Sun Magazine

Fundraising Appeal

A Letter to Our Readers

I arrived earlier than usual the other morning to clean the office. Being alone here, with a can of Comet and a sponge, I was reminded of where I work. The walls and floors and forgotten corners came alive, not as mute backdrop but as things in themselves. This is important because, for me, The Sun isn’t just the ideas in its pages but also the shelves that need to be dusted, the plants that need to be watered, the sink that needs to be scrubbed. If I get lost in the abstractions, and ignore my surroundings or sentimentalize their neglect, I’m hardly being faithful to the spirit of the magazine.

Friend of the Sun

The response to our recent fundraising effort has been heartening. The letter we sent to subscribers is reprinted here for those readers who don’t subscribe. We invite your response as well.