[When We Got To The Part Where We Had To Improvise An Argument In A Poetic Language, I Got Cold Feet. "I Can't Do This," I Said. "I Don't Know What To Say.""Say Anything," He Said. "You Can't Make A Mistake When You Improvise.""What If I Mess It Up? What If I Screw Up The Rhythm?""You Can't," He Said. "It's Like Drumming. If You Miss A Beat, You Create Another."In This Simple Exchange, Sam Taught Me The Secret Of Improvisation, One That I Have Accessed My Whole Life.]

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