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Life is a long, wondrous and continuous introduction to yourself.

The act of creation — it leads me to unknown places. Only to make me realize that all was known, always. And yet, I live every day with the hope that I’ll explore, create and grow into someone new. Because what’s life if not a long, wondrous and continuous introduction to yourself.

In this journey, music lives by my side. I find melody in my writing, and a lot of writing in my melodies. Sometimes, I hear songs in the bubbles of boiling tamarind water. Or in the stroke of red paint over the canvas. Or in the giggles of a child after a good joke. Tunes find their way even into my boredom, curiosity and the thoughts in between. And a rhythm taps into my sorrow, so it can take the leap to laughter.

Such is music. Such is life — yours and mine.

Hello!

You have my word

A 2-day bike trip in Napa proved to be more stressful than adventurous. Thankfully, we were safe and almost home. But were so tired that we had to walk our bikes from the Ferry Building. Earlier that week, I had agreed to attend a big birthday gathering in one of the pubs, and it was to begin in the next hour. This is an excerpt of a conversation that I had with my partner during that walk home.

"So, are you going to go?" He said.

"Where?" I said.

"To the party?"

"Oh, yes!"

"Aren't you tired?"

"Yes, I am."

"Then?"

"What do you mean then?"

"Are you sure you're going to go?"

"Yes, I am."

"What exactly are you made of?"

"Commitment."  I said.

I think this is one of the most understandable answers I have found for my perplexing energy levels.