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8 minutes | Apr 12, 2020
Letter 15: How many minutes spent waiting for this moment
Ale comes home. A love letter from the car as I pick her up at Dulles International airport in DC at midnight on April 10th after a long day of travel. [powerpress]
3 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
Letter 14: Not knowing is the most intimate
We're all seeing each other in our most intimate state right now. Plus, some positive news and a reading of the Elizabeth Bishop poem "Casabianca." [powerpress]
4 minutes | Apr 5, 2020
Letter 13: I want sweet ukulele music
In love and war and pandemics, time is relative. There are weeks where decades happen. With a reading of "On Not Flying to Hawaii" by Alison Luterman. [powerpress]
4 minutes | Apr 3, 2020
Letter 12: Dance me through the panic til I’m gathered safely in
What do you do with your dance partner when the music has stopped? With a reading of a Leonard Cohen song. [powerpress]
4 minutes | Apr 2, 2020
Letter 11: Jilted by the universe
Playing games with the universe to create the illusion of control, with a reading of a short Rumi poem. [powerpress]
4 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
Letter 10: I hold my word tight to my breast
Navigating this vast sea of emotions and uncertainty. With a reading of a Navajo incantation on the power of words.
4 minutes | Mar 29, 2020
Letter 9: Nothing in the world is usual today
Is a florist an essential business? How essential is love, beauty, and poetry? With three short poems by Izumi Shikibu.
4 minutes | Mar 28, 2020
Letter 8: You must change your life
The mood of 2020 is a wave surfing on top of another wave, with a reading of the “Archaic Torso of Apollo” by Rilke.
4 minutes | Mar 27, 2020
Letter 7: What I do is me
Where have all the birds gone with their song? Including a reading of “As Kingfishers Catch Fire” by Gerard Manley Hopkins.
4 minutes | Mar 26, 2020
Letter 6: Whistling in the dark
Netflix escapism and imagining us growing old together, with a reading of Mary Oliver’s poem “The Whistler.”
3 minutes | Mar 25, 2020
Letter 5: Anything can happen
We were so innocent before. Taking an inventory of absence and a reading of the Rita Dove poem “Flirtation.”
5 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
Letter 4: All my heart longs to accomplish
Letting go of our anxiety-ridden narratives about what’s going to happen — including a reading of a Sappho poem.
6 minutes | Mar 23, 2020
Letter 3: Normal never looked so good
It’s time to return to the simple, everyday pleasures — including a reading of “The Charm of 5:30” by David Berman.
4 minutes | Mar 22, 2020
Letter 2: You dance inside my chest
The speed of time (and love) changes in a pandemic — including a reading of the Rumi poem, “Chinese Art & Greek Art.”
4 minutes | Mar 21, 2020
Letter 1: Look at your face
When the one you love goes on a long journey and doesn’t come back — including a reading of the Louise Glück poem, “Happiness.”
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