A Northman's Reveries

Alan's haunting novel of the AIDS epidemic, As If Death Summoned, was released on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2020, and has won the Foreword INDIES LGBT Book of the Year Award. Watch the book trailer here. Read the reviews here.


















Here might lie the source of all religions:
In such a sunset that takes one's breath away,
that pulls us out of ourselves,
intimating we are part of something far grander
than our tiny, temporary lives,
part of something beyond the mind's intellectual reach.

Perhaps our ancestors took it from there,
creating a God or gods or spirits,
to somehow account for this majesty and mystery
we sense but cannot explain,
yet feel we somehow must.




[First posted: November 7, 2015]


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