Category Archives: Belonging
This documentary is about identity and belonging.
Humans, after all, understand the self in the context of other people. And if we truly want the highest understanding of who we are, eventually, we have to reach for the other. We have to cocreate with people.
For the first twenty years of my songwriting life, I treated music as an escape. As a way to hide from the world. But now I perform every week. I’ve come out of music hibernation, hungry and active for nourishment.
Because I don’t need to hide from the world anymore.
Playing and singing songs in real time, in front of real people, about real emotions, is fulfilling on a level that is hard to express.
Will you let the craving for togetherness trump the seductiveness of isolation?
Is it any coincidence that the people who create ideas worth spreading are the people who have lives worth living?
Of course not. All prolific creators know that art is subordinate to life, not the other way around. That’s why they constantly put themselves an intercept path with interesting experiences.
And not in a contrived, disingenuous, I just did it for the story kind of way. It’s just that good art, like a good story, doesn’t happen by accident. And so, it’s simply a matter of expanding their field of vision, which allows them to better notice the opportunities that lead to better stories.
It’s not mind over matter, it’s using your mind to allow more things to matter, so you can expose yourself to the best life has to offer.
Who wants to make a documentary about your life?