"Grief is a painful kind of gratitude."
Since I haven't had an opportunity to hear Saeed read his work, this interview is a particular delight. With public life beginning to re-open, I'll anticipate a live reading. It's also reassuring to see a visitor (Isaac) who understands how to appreciate the smaller things that make the city--despite its obvious challenges--a rewarding place to live & create art.
I really enjoyed taking this walk with you and Saeed - and those deer statues are just hillarious! Thanks to Saeed for sharing about his experience in Columbus, activism and friendship. Very inspiring.
So glad you and Saeed reconnected in person. His words are always insightful and I'm happy that he is happy in his newish city.
Lovely, i'm glad you got to see each other in person (and I love the photo of Saeed with the deer).
Crying. This was beautiful. I need to set up a walking date with my best friend.