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April 13, 2020


How remarkable - felt like an opening scene to a good play.
Lovely coincidence - had just received photos of daffodils from a friend in CT and I sent him my poem about the daffodils in Central Park, It is a tiny world, my friend.

I can't believe the coincidence! This morning I'm going through old cd's and listening to many of them to see which pile - classical, folk, rock, jazz, Goodwill. I have a vague familiarity with Teddy Wilson but couldn't remember his sound. He was delighting me when I opened this mail. What are the chances?

More importantly, I love your writing about this moment in history. All over the world we're alike after all, it seems. For years I've wondered if the only way to save the planet from overpopulation is to suffer some major calamity. A decrease in reproduction would be slower but obviously preferred.

We must actively bear witness. Bear witness and then take in the possibilities. For cosmic change. I love this kitchen conversation that viscerally feels the profundity in the other's familiar gestures and then utters the everyday like a salve in a tempest. 

Well said dear Friend:
And I just paid, for three years, for provisional access to medical cannabis pilot program.
Little did I know

Drawn in so quickly to this conversation that we are all having. Very well done Pete! You still (and always will) have it! :)

Vivid, lovely. Coffee...walks...checking out the crocuses. How rare and comforting that we are all experiencing some variation of this slice of life right now.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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