"To write about the uncomfortable. To make the effort to change some shiny shoes and go bare feet every once in a while. To feel the country that made me who I am and launched me on a space rocket as a crazy explorer. To feel it in my heart beating in a two four beat. I am grateful for being able to express and share this; to have the opportunity to try and make a difference and to find people as crazy as I am to jump with me on this boat finding meaning through art."