To listen, visit http://www.guidedgrief.com. To leave your anonymous message, call 314.735.1050.
Before you read this, Know This:
This is a list of things to do for when you get lost. If you feel unsure, if you feel anxious, if you feel hopeless, if you feel restless, promise to me that you follow this list.
- Cut your hair, one strand at a time.
- Travel by foot, travel by bike, travel by car or plane as far as you can, until you cannot go any further and the foreign feels familiar.
- Give away all of your possessions one by one until you no longer own them, but internalize them.
- Play a song until it gets stuck in your heart.
- Imagine yourself eating your favorite food. Imagine how it tastes. Imagine how it feels in your mouth. Imagine it filling your stomach. Now make it for someone you love.
- Call your best friend, and tell them you love them.
- Think of a horrible memory. Let it go forever. Think of a happy memory. Recount it out loud.
- Sew yourself a flag. Declare yourself the dictator.
- Stop looking for something that is lost. It will come back to you when it is ready.
I spent all of today looking through an archive of over 30,000 photos I’ve taken since I met my friend, Kim. The good die young.
Love them so that they know you love them. See you in the future.
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On November 3, I competed in Blue Springs, Missouri at the USPA Fall Classic.
I medaled and set the Missouri State record in the 123.5 pound Open division weight class for Squat, Bench, Deadlift, and Overall Combined Weight.
This is unusual for me to do and not art related, but I have a special request from anyone who reads this blog/website.
If you and I have personally talked in the last year, you will know that one of my best friends and roommate, Kim Suozzi was diagnosed with stage IV glioblastoma brain cancer approximately fourteen months ago. I love this woman, and it’s been a horrible, tragic, and wild journey for her to take this on. Her cancer recently moved from her left frontal lobe to her brain stem, making it not only inoperable, but cutting down her life expectancy to at max, six months. She has already survived the odds by living a year post-prognosis with this incredibly aggressive cancer. Her last wish is to be cryogenically frozen upon death. This procedure is incredibly expensive, controversial, and risky. We are currently raising funds for this through PayPal Here. You may not agree with cryogenics, but please consider donating anything you can or forwarding this post, her blog or donation link. Help my friend reach closure and put her mind and soul at rest.
Kim Suozzi has singularly been the most influential person in my art practice. She is not only a caring and thoughtful woman, a cat-whisperer, a loyal companion, outspoken defender, and friend but the world will truly be a less funnier, less intelligent, less everything place without her.
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Plaster, Salt, Makeshift Garden Box
Goodbye, So Long
If anyone has any pictures of the reception, please share them with me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I didn’t get a chance to take anything because I was reading palms! Thank you so much, and thanks to everyone who made it! What a crowd!