It’s just a few days past the one year anniversary of Prince’s death, and I’ve been thinking of him (Him should almost be capitalized his influence was so powerful).
A man named J— shared the reading from the Big Book about finding a higher power. Then he shared what was on his mind.
He had been struggling with wanting to take a shot that morning, but knew he’d find solace here.
“Birds of a feather flock together,” said J—. That’s why he came back.
Put the kettle on.
Boil the water.
Add honey, sweetness, love...
What I've learned is that while this striving to be great — this dedication to my art and growth — is necessary, it's best tempered with self-care and nurturing.
“I think it’s important if you’re a creative person, or aspire to be, that you don’t spend too much time aspiring or asking advice."
When I started playing live shows for Lady Lazarus, I played completely sober... But since moving to Austin a couple years ago, it’s been hard for me to socialize sober let alone think about playing shows.
Darryl "DMC" McDaniels of Run-D.M.C. shares how he was saved by an angel.
"She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs..."