Great writers in our midst

I went to Eva Saulitis’s tribute this past Friday and walked away filled with delicacy and beauty, realizing she was one of this country’s great-great writers. I was stunned.

Going home words of Nikos Kazantzakis swirled in my head: “We come from a dark abyss and we end in a dark abyss, and we call the luminous interval life.” What an extraordinary luminous interval Eva Saulitis made, right to the very-very end. What a light. And only within the past few months did I become aware. Where have I been?

Anyway, picking up Eva’s “Prayer in the Wind,” not too long ago, local poet Linda Martin’s “I Follow in the Dust She Raises” caught my eye. Reading it, I was left stunned, is she ever luminous. Another great writer in our midst. I feel like I’m being reborn into the world around me. Hallelujah!

Tim O’Leary