confession - i have a tough time relating to people that haven’t dealt with extremely difficult hardships in their life. most of my friends have been in some dark places at one time or another. my own life has been filled with heartbreak and pain.
yet the relatable common thread for people like us is breaking through to the light. grinding, keeping hope alive when everyone ignores and overlooks you. that’s the bond we share as risk takers. that bond is art. that bond is life.
i don’t know the man in this image but he was going so hard performing in the subway. his energy, passion, and drive made this moment something I’ll never forget. a little of his magic now runs through my blood.
it serves as a reminder that when everyone has given up on you and left you for dead – bang those damn drums