“I Have Wrestled With The Angel And I Am Stained With Light” – Mary Oliver / April 2018 Newsletter

Good morning, sunshine …

To begin,  a quote by Mary Oliver from a stirring article twitter brought to my awareness via Brian Pickings:

“It is six A.M., and I am working. I am absentminded, reckless, heedless of social obligations, etc. It is as it must be. The tire goes flat, the tooth falls out, there will be a hundred meals without mustard. The poem gets written. I have wrestled with the angel and I am stained with light and I have no shame. Neither do I have guilt. My responsibility is not to the ordinary, or the timely. It does not include mustard, or teeth. It does not extend to the lost button, or the beans in the pot. My loyalty is to the inner vision, whenever and howsoever it may arrive. If I have a meeting with you at three o’clock, rejoice if I am late. Rejoice even more if I do not arrive at all.” – Mary Oliver

 
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What it feels like to go on TV

In 40 minutes,  me and my fancy new band will go on TV.

Actually,  the segment was filmed in December and it airs tonight,  Feb. 19th at 9 pm on a very fabulous PBS show called The Playlist,  all about the arts in Northern Minnesota.  Host Karen Sunderman made everyone feel at home,  and the crew was SUPER DUPER including pro sound by Jake Larson.  The band is Kyle MacLean,  Scott Millis & Heather Millis.  They rock my socks off.  After today,  it will be shown again on WDSE / PBS North on 2/20 at 8 pm and 2/22 at 3:30 pm.

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