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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.



I see magic in their eyes, the world in their weirdness and freedom in their movement. The person behind that costume made a choice - to make a living being laughed at; and that empowers me. They tour the towns, cities and countryside and stand for hours in front of an otherwise bored world. It's a thankless job, pays so little and takes every drop of emotional energy out of a human being. Yet, they do it. You, the person on the other side of the circus ring, think that they get to hide who they are. But wait a second, isn't it what you do too? Sure, you don't wear a costume.

Hey, go back and look at your life, you have grown a skin to live under. It's called a doctor, an engineer, a CEO, a chef, a parent, a driver. You have become good at what you do, to shy away from the world when you aren't good enough. When life throws its challenges and makes you ride a rocky boat, this skin masks you from the world's judgement. It lets you be.

And that's what a clown lives for too - to be. Their skin is the one that makes you laugh, lighten up and vent out your frustration; while it hides their own misery and pain.

Clowns. I think about them and feel at home. Where's my furry costume now?