This morning, I left a little early for work. Derek, host of "The Morning Session" on KHMD the local Portland, OR jazz station, played something from Sun-Ra, and then he read a poem from that artist. I feel like I've had many moments of sadness and tears that last year and a half during the pandemic. The cadence of a poetry reading broke the rhythm of the music, and took me away from all that sadness. It was the first moment I remember in a long time when I felt tears of joy and connection, and I really have missed that. KMHD is a treasure and it brings me joy to have it in my life every day.
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