I remember how, as a teenager, I simultaneously tried to move away from what defined me in my environment in order to forge my own identity and, at the same time, desperately strived to be included, to fit in, to belong. Discovering who we are is a long journey with many ruptures and junctions, dead ends and crossroads, not only within our own self, our own perceptions of the world and how we evolve but also how we walk with others around us, letting them BE and letting them (or not ) touch us, change us, challenge us, question us, build us… I believe that quest for identity is an unfinished business as long as we allow ourselves the right and the privilege, to change our mind,to make mistakes, to aspire for a better life and the chance to live something fresh, true and unexpected every day.
As I try to organize the ideas in my mind, struggle to find the ONE emotion, the MOST significant event, the MAIN direction of what we lived during the Bla Bla Bla I just can’t make up my mind… I come to the conclusion that this time the words “ONE” “MOST” and “MAIN” aren’t what I should look for… what’s really IMPORTANT is everything, every single little thing we lived from the intense soulful live music performance to the ecstatic draw of Jeff’s guitar, passing by all the little glimpses of life, of fun and of pure nonsense.
My mind is like a ping pong ball in a tornado…lol. Am I stressed??? euh…
I guess a little bit but more excited and happy 🙂
The Bla Bla Bla: The Live Show is around the corner and the whole crew here is very focused, busy, persevering to reach the goals each have to reach in order to make this HUGE event a complete success and a time that we’ll all enjoy and remember for years to come.
My dear friends, my chosen family…
I just looked at the last video we released to announce the next “Bla Bla Bla: The Live show”, you know the one where we are all watching a San Francisco Baseball game screaming like insane freaks…? Lol!! It made me smile and realize, again, how I feel blessed to live this life, the life we are creating all together here. I know it may seem so easy for us to enjoy life, staying happy all the time… but really, we are still learning to savor the moment, just like you. As much as we may have cool stuff around us, if we’re not free inside, if our heart is broken or if we hold on to past grief, no life can take root in our soul and no smile can bloom on our face.
These past few days, I’ve been thinking a bit about what could be a new beginning.
Does it have to be the complete end of a season?
How can we travel from one chapter of our life to another and still keep learning from the things we’ve learned through the previous episodes?
How can we make sure we are ready to move on, leaving behind only memories, no regrets, looking ahead being open to a complete redefinition of what we thought we had, were and desired.
Did you know your tongue has the power of life and death? We often think our words go unheard and no one cares about them. I assure you that your words have impact and carry a big responsibility of seeding despair or hope, life or death, hate or love. I’ve been touched by so many of you as you commented on the Red Crown Crane jewelry collection pictures and posts. Each of your words were so life giving, encouraging, pushing me even further to enjoy this dream but also to be bolder and explore even more, deeper, further…
Some say you truly realize the worth of something when you’ve lost it.
I’m glad I found another way to marvel at the beauty and power of the amazing family I have here with Your Favorite Enemies.
The Red Crown Crane jewelry collection was just released and each day that passes by reveals more and more how this project is the fruit of the work of the whole team. Is there more honor for the one that planted the seed than for the one that waters the plants or the one that reaps??? If the goal is commonly to see an incredible harvest, each person becomes essential and worth of all the honor.
It’s such a mystery how we’re linked together, don’t you think? Somehow, sometime, somewhere on this digital sea we met and since that day, we decided that we would create for each other a place in our hearts. This place for you in my heart is as big as my commitment… it has the warmth of my pouring love… it’s a safe place to go in times of need… it’s a life giving place every time you cross its doors.