For Emma, Ten Years Ago

Over a decade now since a friend came out of the woods (admittedly within range of a Kwik Trip), handed me a CD, and said let me know what you think. It’s good, I told him, after many listens. You’re growing. Growing in fresh directions. And difficult directions. As you should. And must. But I wouldn’t sing in falsetto.

No more important step in the creative life than to know when it is time to respectfully ignore your mentors.

What fun to be wrong.

Walk on, friend. Journey safely. Journey with care. We want more.

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