March 1985

Readers Write

When We Die

Paté, a horse, an earthworm

By Our Readers
Quotations

Sunbeams

There are never enough “I-love-yous.”

Lenny Bruce

The Sun Interview

Cosmic Blues

A Reluctant Interview With Emmanuel

Death is the most pleasant thing that will happen to you, though it is very hard to convince people of that.

By Howard Jay Rubin
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

The Art Of Gratitude

Surprise is the starting point. Through surprise our inner eyes are opened to the amazing fact that everything is gratuitous. Nothing at all can be taken for granted. And if it cannot be taken for granted, it is gift.

By Brother David Steindl-Rast
Fiction

Religion At The Home

Mrs. Paradiso had never read any part of the Bible. She did not concentrate on dogma but devotion. Her religion was not a retreat for her mind but a release for her emotions.

By Karlton Kelm
Fiction

Selected Stories

There was a turtle named Arnold who went to college. He studied carrying heavy loads and going without water. He graduated with honors as a camel.

By Sparrow