Issue 173 | The Sun Magazine

April 1990

Readers Write


Clean sheets and warm wool blankets, barn swallows, music

By Our Readers


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

The Sun Interview

The Legacy Of The Wild

An Interview With Gary Snyder

Another way of seeing the world would be to say our monuments would be our wild areas. Leaving behind wilderness for the future would be the monument of our civilization.

By Catherine Ingram
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories


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.

By David Hopes


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.

By T.L. Toma

Gary Blake

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

By Natalie Goldberg

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.”

By Thomas Wiloch