S-E-L-F

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Sean, 1978-

“I allowed myself to feel there was nothing else I could possibly do in the world, and I allowed myself to be scared of actually going forward. Then one Sunday, I said, ‘No more!’”

I am most proud of my art. And also, I am proud of me learning about myself. S-E-L-F, self. I came out here on a whim, I came out here because I got so sick and tired of my life that I was going to shoot myself. I had it all planned out. Read more »

Positive Distractions

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Bruce, 1980-

“All these surroundings [of ordinary people] are positive distractions. They are all anti-drugs, anti-depression, they keep you out of harm’s way. But if you are homeless, what have you?”

The music that I love listening to keeps me out of harm’s way. I wish there was more positive distractions. I think one of the problems with homeless people, drugs and alcohol, is that there’s not enough distraction. Teenagers have drug centers. A drug center you can do all kinds of stuff, that’s your positive distraction, that’s your positive activities to occupy your time, and on top of that, Read more »

Invisible

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Bruce, 1980-

“She was a 19 years old Caucasian. She committed suicide, and they found a note on her body. The note said, ‘Thank you for the acknowledgment, it feels good when you’re invisible.’ That’s all the note said.”

It is a big challenge to think positive, I guess in anybody’s shoes. But I will say, in going through what I’ve been going through, when you’re down and out and you’re doing your best to think positive, being acknowledged makes a huge difference. For some people Read more »

The Mastery of Love

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Bruce, 1980-

“I dare you, I dare anybody to read these books. He inspires my life, he gives me hope, he helps me get a different outlook. That’s your homework. ”

From books, to movies to music, to favorite foods, I am very diverse. I can’t say my favorite, I can’t even do a top 20 list because it is hard to squeeze them all in. But I will say, my favorite book, Read more »

Genghis Kahn

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Sean, 1978-

“He fanatically loved artists, engineers, and everyone with a different mind. Whenever he raided a place, he would line them all up, get everyone together and separate them to groups. Who’s an artist here? And I’d be in that group. ”

Right now, I’m reading a book about Genghis Kahn. Did you know that one percent of the population of all the world can say ‘I’m related Genghis Kahn!’? The book goes through his entire life. He was born in the year of the horse and was a Cancer. So am I. He took an arrow to the neck, right to the neck and lived. No one lives after that, but he did. Read more »