Episode 4: Orlando and Filling the Well

It’s been a tough few weeks* for Paula, and all of us, following the senseless murder of 49 men and women in a gay club in Orlando.

Paula went to a lovely service at the Foundry Church followed by a vigil walk to Dupont Circle.  She was surrounded by Latinex queers and I felt silly because I had never heard that word before. Here is a handy guide that I am currently memorizing.

A moment of levity in our conversation: this article from The Onion. ‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens

If you have to pee outside during The Sports, getchur hands on a Stadium Pal, pal.

Press pause on the podcast and listen to this 100 times please.

We went to see John Paul White and The Secret Sisters to soothe our souls. I tried to be sneaky and take a picture during sound check. Paula just introduced herself after the show was over. Both ways are equally fine and one is not considerably less creepy than the other.


Thanks for sharing your art so we could fill the well…

From Julia Cameron‘s The Artist’s Way:

Art is an image-using system. In order to create, we draw from our inner well. This inner well, an artistic reservoir, is ideally like a well-stocked trout pond. We’ve got big fish, little fish, fat fish, skinny fish– an abundance of artistic fish to fry. As artists, we must realize that we have to maintain this artistic ecosystem.

If we don’t give some attention to upkeep, our well is apt to become depleted, stagnant, or blocked. Any extended period of piece of work draws heavily on our artistic well.

As artists we must learn to be self-nourishing. We must become alert enough to consciously replenish our creative resources as we draw on them– to restock the trout pond, so to speak. I call this process filling the well. 

Thanks for listenin’, y’all! We appreciate you stopping by.


-Paula & Amy

*Luckily there is plenty more gay stuff to go around, as Paula is currently in NYC for Gay Pride. 


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