Thank you for the helpful AIDS issue. It is very close to my heart. A pianist I worked with for ten years was one of the early cases in our area. I visited him several times a week during his final year. He was reading Science and Health. The last words he said to me were, "The book you gave me, I know it is the truth." Toward the end, I sang hymns to him. When he could no longer talk, he hummed in response. Up until then I had always believed life is forever. From that time, I knew it.

Our friendship continues through the music we both loved so well. It was a tough year, but a beautiful one—a year that made each subsequent one more precious, indeed each day, each loved one, each concert, each stranger on the street. Many try to avoid thinking about the subject of AIDS. It is one that needs so much love, as your issue said. Thank you for letting people know.

Alexandra Hawley
Atherton, California

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