Have a Safe Halloween

Today, marks the first day in my life, where I will actually be dressing up for Halloween. Growing up, it was forbidden in my household because we were devout Christians and this day wasn’t one that we really acknowledge.

Tonight, I’ll be dressing as one of my favorite legends, Rick James.  I’ve decided to don his attire as a symbol of recognition for his unwavering contributions to music, daring fashion style, and that fact that Rick James was unfuckwitable. He had a touch of confidence that would not relent, even under the scrupulous headlines and lack of true recognition that he deserved for his artistic contributions.

I’ve always gravitated toward the counter culturists, because deep down, I’m one. We don’t defy the standards set by society just for the sake of doing so, but from my perspective, we do it because we don’t feel liberated by following the crowd. The beat of our drum, just sounds too good to ignore.

Cheers to new memories, good friendships, and new experiences.

Be safe and enjoy your Halloween.

The Wiz


This past weekend, I watched this movie with my  PopPop. As a child, I could never really get into the film, not sure why, but it just never captured my attention for long. However, as an adult, I find the film to be rather enjoyable.

Over the course of the year, my interest and knowledge regarding metaphysics has grown, and this film had elements of metaphysics sprinkled about. One of the main mantras was about using your imagination and recognizing that everything that you need, is within. It’s so simple, yet so challenging for some to get this. It took me a while, but I internalize and accept that I was born with all that I need. We have the freedom to dream big dreams and fantasize about the life we wish to live. It is our responsibility to ourselves to use the freedom wisely and attract the life we desire.

Though, society doesn’t often encourage fantasy or abstract thinking, that does not mean that it isn’t useful. Much of the work that we do is very linear and quite strident (random, this is one of my new favorite words and I was wanting to use it.) However, there is so much fun in letting your imagination run wild. Of course, as adults we have to manage our priorities, but I think it’s equally important to remember that we owe it to our inner child to explore.

Read a book. Write a book. Watch a movie. Make a movie. Do something creative.

Enjoy the fun in letting go, and just surrender.