Thursday, June 5, 2014

Drying My Wings

For anyone who has followed the trajectory of my life on this site, a lot has changed in the last few months. I am no longer living out of my van for several reasons and while it was a great experience, I'm glad that it's over. Not having space to unwind or get my few possessions the way I wanted them was a bit stressful and lonely. I proved to myself what I needed to and further discovered who I am. As I described myself to a friend last night "I am an eclectic, free spirited, wandering artist": a slightly less fucked up Jack Kerouac. After years of slowly changing I crossed over the metamorphosis stage and after much struggle in the last two years have broken out of my cocoon.

Talking with a friend the other day we were discussing life and how it's like building a house. You spend a lot of time building the foundation then once that is set, the framing, siding etc take shape very quickly. It's the finishing and decorating that really never stops. Once discovering who they are, decent people are then always adjusting and improving their lives to be up to date with the world around them. Some folks never change and meeting them is like walking into a house that has never been updated since the sixties - a heinous sight at best. 

I have tried a lot of new things recently and discovered that they resonate with who I am. Feeling free to be yourself is one of the best things in the world and I am the happiest now that I have ever been in my life. As a solidification of my identity (and a little shameless self promotion), I had the title of my blog which encapsulates me tattooed on my arm. 

I'm flapping my wings dry in the sun and will soon be flying joining my fellow fugitives taking in the world as it slips across our wings. 

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