From the Publishers Weekly Starred Review:
"The 33rd Pushcart anthology demonstrates that independent presses still publish much of the world's most engaging literature. In her AGNI essay, Bendithion, Harrison Solow considers the enigmatic otherworldliness of the world-class tenor and Welsh postmaster, Timothy Evans..."
Bendithion, by Harrison Solow
"Vulcans have an inner eyelid. In one of the episodes of Star Trek, Mr. Spock is invaded by a fatal parasite on a remote planet. Exposure to high-intensity light appears to be the only cure—a treatment that would blind humans. Because of Vulcan physiology, however, a hidden ocular membrane descends to shut out intrusive rays, and Spock emerges intact, undamaged by his contact with an alien world.
It turns out that y Cymry [The Welsh] have an inner eyelid as well. More like an obfuscatory veil than a solid barricade, it allows the Welsh to see out, but effectively shades the inner self from the eyes of the inquisitive, casting all that is behind it in shadow. It is a dusky looking-glass, presented innocently enough to the stranger, deceptively luminous and reflective, its transparency clearly controlled by time and measured, in nanobytes, by trust.
Take the matter of the sandwiches..."
Read the entire story at AGNI: http://bit.ly/daG95p
Causes Harrison Solow Supports
Lupus Foundation of America
Museum of Tolerance