“...examines the complex relationship between the practical and the passionate self, the realist and the dreamer, and the importance of those moments in life that make you feel 'airborne.'”
This piece in Sunday's New York Times' T Magazine is a moving excerpt from Allen Shawn's new book, Twin. Shawn is not only brother to actor Wallace Shawn and son of the legendary New Yorker editor, William Shawn, but a beautiful writer who wrote forcefully about his battle with agoraphobia in "Wish I Could Be There." I quoted it in the first pages of my book, One and the Same: “I wouldn’t be myself without her.”
Shawn's twin was sent away when they were very young, and as we in the twins world understand so well, he never felt quite whole again. .