I am me. I am who I am. Take it or leave it. I can’t, nor do I want to change who I am.
At this exact time in my life, I have lived 36 years and several hours. I have experienced much, maybe not what you have, but much.
I have experienced the death of a parent, I have experienced depression, euphoria, vertigo & mortal fear.
I have not experienced alcoholism or drug addiction, I have not experienced the illness or death of a child…. things I NEVER want to experience as me.
I have experienced an abundance in every day of my life that varies in intensity as it varies in topic, I have experienced the privileges of a upbringing demanding respect, I have experienced acceptance from others and of myself.
I have never been able to keep my emotions under control…things I WISH I would've had done a little bit better.
I have experienced a surreal situation, tripped on psychedelic rides and danced under full moon lit nights, around mystical fires.
I have found a joy in creating sounds that stir emotion & pictures in your head.
I am the father of two wonderful boys named Sebastian and Brennan.
I have experienced a troubled teen.
I have become a secure adult.
I have experienced intense armed combat.
I have learned to take on only what I can.
I have experienced a broken marriage.
I have found a renewed commitment.
I have experienced the confusion of needing a purpose.
I have found a meaningful, purposeful life in music.
I am who I am. I like who I am, and where I am at, and I like how the hard but fair journey has been the way how I got here….
So, you may dislike me or love me. You may reject me or need me. You might identify with me or think I am strange. But I am here too…taking up as much space as you, and I have a purpose, just as you do. Do you like who you are?
All is bliss.