I believe in the power of art to enlighten, heal and mend.

I know there are no tooth fairies, especially in my culture, but there is magic in creativity.

Every day I will learn new skills and soak deep in new knowledge to better my craft, but I will avoid drowning at all costs.

Even though there are traits of selfishness in my thinking and my doing, every day I will endeavour to find ways of sharing what I know and teaching others. I promise, when I teach, I will leave out the circuitous routes, lame ducks and headless chickens, because although it would be fun to see others quack and limp, it might not get me to Heaven.
I will seek always to collaborate and work with other artists because the power of unity is infinite.

There have been wasted years and opportunities and those are the jolt I need to leap into action every time I am tempted to check my Facebook likes one more time.

There has never been one like me; maybe two or three, but definitely not one. Because of this, I must empty myself of everything; give all I have, so that when the time comes for the full stop Dude/Dudette to put a final full stop on things, there will be so many clues for those behind me to follow that the confusion will lead them to conclude, “For real bra, this dude was is.”

Every morning I wake up, this is my goal.


PHOTO: Rosie Kerr on Unsplash

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