I am a one armed man on the lamb from the evil monkey that lives in my closet. I'm also being stalked by a lizard with a nervous twitch who told me, "Happiness is a temporary chemical imbalance of the true state of mind."
What can I say really besides that I hate these "who are you" essays. Hopefully we are and can be more than the sum of the words we string together to try and describe who we are at any given moment; this journal is my attempt to do that - it's a collection of days.
Anyway, I discover more and more things I like doing every day. Even the small, every day things can be enjoyable with the right person to help make them so. I'm more of a one-on-one person, which means I'm far more comfortable with intimate gatherings than a loud club. Honest and heartfelt emotions, words and music keep me going and sane. I strive for understanding and for someone who'll feel towards me what I do towards them, which I know is an open ended statement that could be taken many different ways. All I can say is that I think I'm worth knowing and getting to know.
"TOITU HE KAINGA: WHATU NGARONGARO HE TANGATA" (Trans: The land still remains when the people have disappeared)
"We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams" - Willie Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.
"The Love Song must be borne into the realm of the irrational, the absurd, the distracted, the melancholic, the obsessive and the insane, for the Love Song is the noise of love itself and love is, of course, a form of madness." - Nick Cave
"Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light." - Albert Schweitzer
"Reason is the slow and tortuous method by which these who do not know the truth discover it. The heart has its own reason which reason does not know." - Blaise Pascal
"'Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt." - Abraham Lincoln
"What is essential is invisible to the eye, it's only with the heart that you can see rightly." - Antoine du ste Exupery
"To be loved for what one is, is the greatest exception. The great majority love in others only what they lend him, their own selves, their version of him." - Goethe
"And the little God with the broken head and the broken heart sighs and beats the time, 'I have come to Los Angeles to die', he moans, 'I have come to Los Angeles to die.'" - Christian by Nicole Blackman
"Our lives have no value except for that which we create." - Albert Camus
"There are artists, there are pop stars and there are preachers. So the pop stars go up there and get the audience to clap along and have a really good time and go "That was great I had a really good time." The artist who'll get up there and create really good art, and the audience will consider themselves privileged to watch these great artists create their art. And that's it. And there are also preacher bands whose whole purpose is not to create art; it's to communicate something. To communicate imagery, emotion, ideas and it's so important that the communication sometimes overrides the art." - Justin Sullivan