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May Rendezvous, or Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s Feet

Michael Maupin
2 min readMay 8, 2018

Oh May, you always do this to me.

You are amazing and I love you, but you are so manic. I’m afraid I can never keep up with you.

You move so quickly. You make me crazy.

I have to prepare for you.

And so I will.

Here is a rose from a couple years ago. It is still beautiful.

Friends, I’ll be here on Medium twice a week through the rest of May. It’s insane since I’m also producing a memoir video for my family (what remains of it) and moving forward on a class I hope to teach by year’s end. And working, like, for money and shit.

So the plan is to publish to Medium by every Tuesday and then again on either Friday night or Saturday afternoon the same week in May. Having a deadline will be motivating. Let’s call these things “May Rendezvous.”

In the past I always wrote when I was moved by a subject. Now I’ll have to find the subject within the confines of a twice-weekly deadline.

Yeah, like anyone ever thought that was a fun idea.

Right now, I’m back from a visit to a local treasure, The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and a performance by their amazing current…



Michael Maupin

Writer, editor, and media maker. Blogs at Completely in the Dark ( and lives in Minneapolis, MN. Currently on Substack at StoryShed.