”There is self-transcending, but when the agapeics of communication overtake one, there is no insistence on return to self.” William Desmond, G&B 274

I had to leave the

heat of the sun, the shining

of the water, and

countless ducks and some

trumpeter swans beyond the

cordgrass, milling a-

round. Going nowhere—

just, it seems, being part of

something we call good.

Author: Tom D'Evelyn

Tom D'Evelyn is a private editor and writing tutor in Cranston RI and, thanks to the web, across the US and in the UK. He can be reached at D'Evelyn has a PhD in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley. Before retiring he held positions at The Christian Science Monitor, Harvard University Press, Boston University and Brown University. He ran a literary agency for ten years, publishing books by Leonard Nathan and Arthur Quinn, among others. Before moving to Portland OR he was managing editor at Single Island Press, Portsmouth NH. He blogs at and other sites.

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