We tried not to, but ended up talking about Ryan Adams before digging into practice techniques and other such nonsense. There may have been a little time travel mixed in. 

This episode was a reminder that we're not always on the same page and sometimes we do things the others wouldn't do and vice versa, which is fine. 

I wonder if anyone ever reads these episode descriptions. If you're reading this, send me a DM on Instagram or Facebook and let me know. This is Aaron, by the way. I'm the one who types these things up. I come up with the titles and post episodes. Sometimes I even do some editing. This was one of those times. I'm not looking for compliments or high fives or whatever. I just don't want you to think I'm someone else. 

I'm gonna share a poem with you from the recently deceased Mary Oliver, who was and remains one of my favorites. This one is called "Morning Poem."

Morning Poem
by Mary Oliver

Every morning
the world
is created.
Under the orange

sticks of the sun
the heaped
ashes of the night
turn into leaves again

and fasten themselves to the high branches—
and the ponds appear
like black cloth
on which are painted islands

of summer lilies.
If it is your nature
to be happy
you will swim away along the soft trails

for hours, your imagination
alighting everywhere.
And if your spirit
carries within it

the thorn
that is heavier than lead—
if it's all you can do
to keep on trudging—

there is still
somewhere deep within you
a beast shouting that the earth
is exactly what it wanted—

each pond with its blazing lilies
is a prayer heard and answered
every morning,

whether or not
you have ever dared to be happy,
whether or not
you have ever dared to pray.

I hope you enjoyed that as much as I do. I hope one of you cried. 

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