The title is my today’s version of saying I’m purely speaking from the heart here. My musical motivation comes from a lot of things, and when I’m conscious, they come from God. I’ve really gone up and down in my life, but I’ve always had hope. Something that I feel is a part of all music is truly that – hope. I love gaudy, honest music because often times, no matter how intensely worded, or aggressively arranged musically; the song brings light. Hope is never lost. Yesterday, I was killing a little time on Twitter riding the bus, and I caught Anthony Robles on the feed. He has one of the more inspirational stories of recent memory, being a wrestling champion at 125 lbs., even though he was born with one leg. Hey Anthony, we have the same birthday. Feel free to follow this great motivational speaker @ARobles125. Anthony’s story is not like many others, but everyone has one. My friend, Jason, and I were talking and praying yesterday. He asked me why I prayed for him about being blessed in his dancing (he’s a pretty solid dancer of the Asian persuasion – I gave up trying that in high school when my friend, Kou tried showing me). I reminded him that even though he’s caught up with work, his dancing is part of his calling. This particular friend brought me closer to God some months back. Since Jason happens to be spiritually gifted and he happens to have the ability to entertain, he needs to be reminded that even when he has all the faith in the world, he cannot get lost in the fog of forgetting just who he is and what he can do. I would challenge anyone to remember that. Today, I’m where I want to be. The only true reason I know is because I believe that God led me here. So here I am and here, I have hope.
A special congratulations to my friend, Kacey, for moving to New York City after just graduating with a B.M. in Performance and Theater. She told me she wanted to be on Broadway. In time, she will be known in that community.