1. marianne ross
    marianne ross July 23, 2020 at 3:00 pm | | Reply

    another classic piece, erica, about one of the classiest people, clare dolan, and institutions, the mel.
    sadly this program is the closest i am going to get to the new exhibit, but it is so rich in poetry and humanism it will help feed me for this stay-at-home summer.

  2. jeanne
    jeanne July 27, 2020 at 8:33 am | | Reply

    Wow! the whole thing is interesting but that moment when after talking about the swing Clare sits on it and we hear the beams creak… We were in a museum but suddenly a whole mighty barn-cathedral appears. Beautiful! Looking for a specific ear-beauty word here, can’t find it.

  3. Laurie King
    Laurie King July 29, 2020 at 10:59 am | | Reply

    This was a treasure to listen to! So touching, honest and insightful on so many levels. Thank you.

  4. Thomas
    Thomas August 14, 2020 at 5:38 pm | | Reply

    Hi Erica—

    Clare speaks with a professional’s eloquent authority about the challenges of nursing, and with an artist’s visionary eloquence about the meaningful intricacies of knots—and you weave these two seeming disparities together with an ultimate authoritative artistic vision. What a work of art this is!

    Becalmed with awe,


  5. Anne Greensfelder
    Anne Greensfelder August 24, 2020 at 6:02 pm | | Reply

    Where to begin? Knots! One of my big loves. Clare, if you haven’t seen it already here is a film to go with your show: The Awful Backlash — Robert Nelson (untangling fishing line)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXmwp-lgJaQ My father sought out and was sought out by experimental film makers in the 50s and 60s…he brought this film home one night and I will never forget it. Dad, having been an Eagle Scout and avid backpacker/camper, also instilled in me a deep admiration of the functionality of knots. I keep images of a few favorites on my fridge in order to jog my memory.
    Thank you for your deep reflection on the subject, it has so many twists and turns and best of all, a near infinite number of practical applications. Where art and practicality mesh is where my heart is.
    Erica, what a great show!
    …..and, of course, Clare’s deeply humanitarian take on her patients’ struggles with COVID19, touching to the core.
    Annie G.

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