I’ve been writing a lot of letters this year, and both the writing and receiving tend to be highlights of my day. I’m nourished by the slowness and the asynchronous intimacy of this practice. I’m also feeling inspired by my friend Lucy Bellwood, who shares these wonderful semi-regular rambles via her Patreon. They’re both light and profound, comfortably chatty and comfortingly quiet. They’re auditory letters, and I love them.
So today I didn’t type my thoughts below the recorded poem, I just spoke them, a little bit like a ramble, without much in the way of premeditation, and then recited the poem at the end. Let’s see how it goes.