I've been a performer for as long as I can remember. I truly love the experience of getting to connect with you through music and poetry.
It can be a challenging road to walk.
I've been reflecting recently on the question of "why am I an artist?"
My urge is to say something poetic like "because that's where I am the most free," or "I truly feel like an expert when i am performing," and sometimes even "I love the spotlight."
All partially true statements. But not FULLY.
So why am I an artist?
I love the opportunity to connect with people like you and find the commonalities in our story.
No. My story is not a cookie cutter tale. And no, there is no one who has the same combination of joys, sorrows, and experiences as you. However I know that there are INTERSECTIONS that connect us.
I remember recently I was at a performance and i got to talking to one of the photographers there. We got to chatting and I told him that I write because I want to bring mental health awareness to those who connect with my story. Immediately, I could see a sharp reaction from him and he said to me "I feel like this was God telling me to take better care of myself. I've been thinking about it a lot.
Remember your why!
That sentence is what keeps me writing and performing, even when the weeks roll together and the performances run dry.
My why is the boy who thinks he is too sensitive, or the Christian who thinks they aren't faith filled enough.
My why is the kid i was 10 years ago, and the kid I will have in the future.
My why is the feeling of freedom that happens when the music starts.
My why is sharing that freedom with you.
My why is the moment you feel something.
My why is the moment you can say "I feel that too."
YOU are my favourite part of being an artist.
So here is to the INTERSECTIONS.
Thank you for CROSSING PATHS with me!
(Did you see what I did there?)
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