Greg Correll

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Greg Correll

Greg Correll
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New Paltz, New York, US
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September 21
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Founder, Chief of Deselopy (small packages); Editor (doesthismakesense.com)
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small packages, inc.
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I write.

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MAY 23, 2012 1:37AM

I read Found

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My friend Tobe Carey, an award-winning filmmaker (http://www.documentaryworld.com/),
recorded me reading "Found",
my piece about learning I had Parkinson's Disease.
Originally posted to Open Salon
(http://open.salon.com/blog/greg_correll/2012/01/18/found),
it has had over 4,600 views.
It was reprinted by Salon (http://www.salon.com/2012/01/21/parkinsons_diagnosis_open2012/).

Behind me is a pastel I made,
of a pine tree above a lake in the northern rockies.

I am currently unable to draw like this.
But I can dig manure and plant tender seedlings.

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"But I can dig manure"

ME TOO!! ME TOO!! :D

Rated!!!!!
Normally, I don't plug my own posts, but this one is about a significant encounter I had with a monk and an artist with Parkinson's, living in residence in a Zen monastery: http://open.salon.com/blog/greenheron/2011/12/12/shimmy_shimmy

He thought he could no longer paint, then changed his mind, and made the best work of his life.
speechless thank you, friend r.
I have no words right now, Greg.
None.
Just sitting here ...With you...Holding you ...
Beautiful. Even more so in your voice.
I too, cannot find my words.
Perhaps I wrote to you in the past...and it was not you at all.

Thank you for allowing us to see you and to hear your voice.
Overwhelmed.
It's great to share your personhood in this way, Greg. It makes your words even more poignant than they were when I read this magnificent piece.

Lezlie
When I first read your piece I was blown away by the power of the words; but hearing your voice & inflections, & seeing you read those words, makes real the words & shows clearly the power of sound & visuals & the way they enhance great writing! Intimate, emotional & memorable. A gift -- beautifully filmed, spoken, lived, shared.
A marvelous reading! In one sitting, with no stutter or spasms, with great feeling and delivery and presence - Greg, you outperform anyone I know, Parkinson's aside. And you look pretty hot too! Yep, the light shines in you. Bright and beautiful. I loved this.
Thanks for posting this, Greg.
Nice to hear your voice....
tough and excellent piece,
made better by the sound of your voice.
That you have written this and then read it from your very soul leaves me with not a word to say only a sigh...