Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Poetry, guitar, literature, jazz DJ

After I graduated from college with a BA in English in 1987, I thought about how I loved doing four things: writing poetry, playing guitar, studying literature, and working as a jazz DJ. Of the four, it seemed to me there was one I would only do if I made it a career: studying literature. If it weren't my profession, I'd stop doing it, and I was sure I'd miss it, while the others could all be hobbies. Today, I do study and teach literature as a profession, while writing poetry and playing music on the side, but sadly, I'm no longer a jazz DJ, and I do miss it sometimes.  (Andrew Shields, #111words, 8 December)

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