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Those Snowy Nights You Read to Me, They'll Never Be Forgotten

Works written and produced by Soren Narnia.

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When I was in the fourth grade, my teacher asked me to sit next to a handicapped kid named Sean and help him along a little if I could. It wasn't easy, because he was quite slow, but I tried. When Sean got especially excited about something, or if he was told he had done something well, he would smile and shout out nonsense words. One of them I remember, which he used to shout many times over the few months I sat beside him, was "Sorinarneeya!" Again and again, it was a harmless word he used when he was happy, and seeing my puzzled expression would just make him say it once more, even more pleased than the first time: "Sorinarneeya!" For some reason that word stuck with me for years, until one day as an adult I realized how neatly and curiously it cut in half. And I thought that was so perfect, how this little gem of a thing had sprung from a bit of the absurd and a bit of the tragic. That seemed like all of life to me: momentary bits of perfection out of all the absurdity and tragedy. And amazingly, they just keep on coming. -SN

Aug 13, 2017

What do you mean, you don't remember my podcast Joke Meets Ground? Here's the entire run (I would have gone much farther, but I seem to recall the audience had other ideas).

Music by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.


Jul 13, 2017

Music: “Feather Waltz” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Feb 20, 2017

Bride, Groom, Sunday, Forever depicts the unusual on-stage wedding of Stanley and Muriel, a ceremony filled with stunningly honest testimonials and reenactments which reveal the couple’s deepest secrets. In the space of ninety minutes they experience hilarity, embarrassment, wonder, and sadness, all with the goal of...