It is no secret that in the past ten years, the world has drastically changed. With social media ever so precedent and continually on the rise, there is little left to the imagination. With the power of choice and one click, our worlds again are virtually collided with whomever we desire to be reconnected with. By simply checking a status update or by browsing through pictures, I can obtain the information I desire to know about those old friends and acquaintances from the past. Little is left to wonder, and frankly, those I have any interest in seeing or being reconnected with, I've already connected with. The true beauty of playing professionally, and traveling as I've done is having had the opportunity to make new connections, to meet new people, all while having the opportunity to rekindle past friendships with those who have had a significant presence in past and previous chapters in my life.
Rewinding back ten years, I can't even begin to absorb how different I am now than I was then. I've grown tremendously, have gained so much perspective, have lived and experienced multiple chapters since. It's that constant evolution as human beings which continues to fascinate me most about life.
No matter how long their standing existence, I believe that people are brought into our lives to show us something about ourselves that our own two eyes wouldn't allow us to view with clear vision. As time progresses, and as we continue to move forward, our life cycles will filter new and old friends as our paths inevitably take us in different directions. We possess the power of choice; in choosing what distance we'd like to keep those whom which have impacted our character and perspective. Contributors of my fondest memories from childhood to this present day, I will forever in my heart be gratuitous for. No matter how many years pass us by, I know that if our paths once again cross, that I will be just as happy and grateful to be in your presence as I was in the past. Why? Because the smile lines I've inherited, tell a vivid story which still brings me joy to relive.
It's in reuniting with our core self which we find ourselves reconnected with those distant and closest to us. It's a process which we forever will forego. In realizing it's value and truest potential we can learn to live a life enriched by those figures factored into our past, present and future selves.