This is my friend Kerissa. She is amazing in lots of different ways and I wish all of you could meet and know her.
I used to get these strong urges to write all the time. It has been less so in this year of 2012. There are so many good things that have happened in this year, but arguably, it will still be one of the worst years of my life because of January 1st and the two lives that were lost that day.
I went to SXSW and I made it through. I was sad a lot, and I cried a lot, especially after really great musical experiences. Then I got offered a new job, which I would start in June.
I went to see Sleigh Bells in Georgetown, which was all kinds of weird. I got to tell a story to Derek Miller about Esme and I got to see him really appreciate that story. There are so many musical artists that I love and respect, and I am very glad I got to tell him how awesome I think he is. And how his music meshed with what happened and it got me out of bed. As silly as any of you think that is, it’s what is real. It is a moment I will never forget.