Cathedral, Raymond Carver

by Patti Abbott

This is the caliber of story that only a few writers can pull off. On the surface, a man is resentful when his wife invites a blind man she once worked for to visit. The husband seems completely contemptuous of their relationship. But when the blind mans asks him to describe a cathedral, suggesting he actually draw one and he put his hand on the moving pen. all of the resentment falls away and we along with him are moved by his cathedral. Exquisite.