Robert Bly: A Thousand Years of Joy

Lovely! So glad to see Cnawan’s back to blogging, and how wonderful to know that Robert Bly has a new film out. Thanks for this!

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“It’s all right if you grow your wings on the way down.”
― Robert Bly, My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy: Poems

I shook hands with Robert Bly this evening.

A friend of mine was asked to be the photographer at a private screening of the new film about Bly’s life, “A Thousand Years of Joy”, and this friend was kind of enough to ask me to tag along as his assistant, as he knew I would enjoy attending.

The screening was at a small, private theater that maybe sat 50-75 people.  It was a full house of Minnesota literary notables and Bly’s friends.  My friend and I watched the film from the sound booth after we were bumped from our standing room only space by none other than Garrison Keillor of Prairie Home Companion fame.  Literally bumped from that space, as…

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3 responses to this post.

  1. thanks for this. that quote It’s all right if you grow your wings on the way down.” is so wonderful to hear. brought tears to my eyes


  2. Posted by kimberish on July 3, 2015 at 3:53 am

    I know this isn’t what the piece is talking about, but I’ll take a 100 years of Joy!


  3. One hundred years of Joy sounds great! 😉


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