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 15: How many minutes spent waiting for this moment
Ale comes home. A love letter from the car as I pick her up at Dulles International airport in DC at midnight on April 10th after a long day of travel.
Letter 14: Not knowing is the most intimate
We're all seeing each other in our most intimate state right now. Plus, some positive news and a reading of the Elizabeth Bishop poem "Casabianca."
Letter 13: I want sweet ukulele music
In love and war and pandemics, time is relative. There are weeks where decades happen. With a reading of "On Not Flying to Hawaii" by Alison Luterman.
Letter 12: Dance me through the panic til I'm gathered safely in
What do you do with your dance partner when the music has stopped? With a reading of a Leonard Cohen song.
Letter 11: Jilted by the universe
Playing games with the universe to create the illusion of control, with a reading of a short Rumi poem.
Letter 10: I hold my word tight to my breast
Navigating this vast sea of emotions and uncertainty. With a reading of a Navajo incantation on the power of words.