RIVERS

RIVERS
Out on the rivers of Love and romance when earthquakes occur it has been said it's effects have altered and changed the course of the river making it flow in the opposite direction. A similar situation happened in my young songwriting life. Everything was in a smooth trajectory, rolling free and unimpeded; my songs were being recorded, touted by all the right luminaries out there in the great illusive tinsel universe. One day I heard a recording by Charles Mingus, the great eclectic jazz musician. Hearing his music caused an earthquake in my spirit, and earthquake so catastrophic it caused the river in my soul to reverse it's flow. Since that moment, over the years the flow of the river has created tributaries that have almost veered off back into the direction that had once been so promising before the Mingus earthquake, but never truly returning to the source.. There have been moments of longing for my old direction, but it has never reversed itself and never will. In essence,I have been wandering the earth musically homeless seeking new genres, re-inventing myself as I go which frankly has been an awesome mind boggling education and experience. Had I not been catapulted into an alternative reality by Mingus I would never have had the opportunity of seeing existence from a 360 degree radius, witnessing certain aspects of life from many different angles at the same time. It has given me the proclivity to become the writer I was destined to be, always on the periphery of home, but never close enough to ever find it again, and as in love which has recently reversed it's flow because of certain ideological eruptions and quakes, once again my heart is wandering about in the dark looking for fissures of light, praying that they may help me to find a new road of affections to drown in. Music, Love, Life, laughter, dancing, heartbreaks, sorrows and joy, are the medicinal ingredients of a full lifes banquet, layed out on the table of eternity with guests arriving from all corners of infinity, I just arrived early as I always do.