“To me, [Christianity] is not about hell and heaven, but ways to act and live on the planet, harmoniously with other people and still survive. It led me to find value in other things, other than the things I thought were valuable.”
“I was creating too many problems in my mind about the relationship, and that was inhibiting me.”
“When I have the mentality that I know it all, then I don’t need to research, I don’t need to try and grow, I don’t need to talk to people, I don’t need to learn because I already know all the answers.”
“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?”
“I have a dream that my dad was still alive. He came back alive and finished the building he was working on, he wanted to build a restaurant somewhere. A bakery. . . but he died on an ugly day of a heart attack.”
“I don’t understand going to work every day and working for somebody else, working for a paycheck. Then that is what your life becomes, that’s why your heart is beating. So many people are unhappy because of it, because that’s not what they really want.”
“When I settle down at Bonita House, I’m going to write a book about my life. Dual Diagnosis, I’ll call it. It is time the community learned about it.”
My art, my entire life is based on my art. First it was an interest, then it was a passion, and then an obsession. I can’t imagine my life without doing any artwork or something creative.