Dear Ale is a pop-up podcast about being separated from the ones you love during a global pandemic. My girlfriend is stranded in Peru, and I am writing her a love letter everyday until she is able to return home. By broadcasting this journey live, I’m hoping to support other folks who are missing someone they care about and struggling to keep it together. Let’s put more love into the universe!
Letter 1: Look at your face
When the one you love goes on a long journey and doesn't come back — including a reading of the Louise Glück poem, "Happiness."
Letter 2: You dance inside my chest
The speed of time (and love) changes in a pandemic — including a reading of the Rumi poem, “Chinese Art & Greek Art.”
Letter 3: Normal never looked so good
It's time to return to the simple, everyday pleasures — including a reading of "The Charm of 5:30" by David Berman.
Letter 4: All my heart longs to accomplish
Letting go of our anxiety-ridden narratives about what's going to happen — including a reading of a Sappho poem.
Letter 5: Anything can happen
We were so innocent before. Taking an inventory of absence and a reading of the Rita Dove poem "Flirtation."
Letter 6: Whistling in the dark
Netflix escapism and imagining us growing old together, with a reading of Mary Oliver's poem "The Whistler."