“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane
by those who could not hear the music.”
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”—Michelangelo
I have found the secret to life, the universe and everything.
In this world of madness, I set myself apart by becoming a good man—a man not broken or tempted by the evil that lives here. I am a guardian to the children I know and don’t know. I fight for their right to live in safety and security.
And I have found that love is real. It is beyond time and space. It lives among the stars because we have made its place there.
My story will not end though the telling of it someday will. And perhaps I am meant to hear voices and read the signs. Perhaps I am set apart.
If recovery is standing after one has fallen then I am recovered.
If recovery is functioning in this world then I am recovered.
And what good is recovery if we haven’t learned to be better people—standing in the face of God without falling? What good is recovery if I cannot share with you that I am a shaman—not of the new age but of the old—a time when we were like little children and everything was beautiful and new?
If recovery is finding the self amid the dust and ash and raising it up then I am recovered.
“You have seen my descent, now watch my rising.” ―Rumi
To the people who followed my friend…
While you were stalking her, I was following you. Never mess with the “mentally ill.” We are so much better at your “game” than you are. My attention has been on the predator who raped my niece. When I am finished with him I will finish with you. —Mickey Ripped
“My goal is to always come from a place of love …but sometimes you just have to break it down for a motherfucker.”―RuPaul