To Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel de Homen-Christo, Daniel Avidan, Arin Hanson, Suzy Berhow, Ross O’Donovan, Barry Kramer, Kevin Alberthy, Holly Conrad, Brian Wecht, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison, Mark Hamill, Wes Anderson, Woody Allen, Edward Elric, Alphonse Elric, Hayao Miyazaki, Zidane Tribal, Amélie Poulain, Link, Thom Yorke, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Mark Foster, Robin Pecknold, Django Reinhardt, Charlie Brown, Karen Carpenter, Phil Keaggy, Damon Albarn, Andrew VanWyngarden, Gerard Way, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, George MacDonald, Steve Jobs, Peter Tork, Davy Jones, Mickey Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, Thibaut Berland, Burt Bacharach, Aaron Marsh, Jessy Ribordy, anyone else I may have missed…

Thank you for showing me it’s okay to be human. I want to be like you one day. Thank you for showing me it’s okay to feel emotions and to sometimes get carried away. To be cautious. To be an asshole. To be a jokester. To be beautiful. To be a lover. To be an artist. To be awkward. To be a writer. To not have a damn care in the world. To be sad. To be happy. To see the beauty that this world does have to offer, even in the middle of a storm. To live. I’m grateful for so much and yet I take everything for granted at so many times. I’ve given up on all these things at so many points in my life and I just need to remember why I’m here. I want to be like you all. I thank God for people like you all, whether you may be living, dead, or virtual. I’m so glad you all exist and have made an impact on my life. You beautiful, human beings.


To the one that hugged me in my dreams,

Thank you for being that little spark of hope I have that love may find me and will want to hold me like you did. I don’t know if I’ll ever meet you but at least I got to meet you in my dreams.

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