Greetings Brothers & Sisters,
Hopefully, the pollen’s not killing you and your respiratory systems… or, at least, not too much. I wanted to pop in and blog about a few things.
Recently, my second IndieFeed feature was posted. It feels great to be back. It’s been a few years now. You can check it out here: http://indiefeedpp.libsyn.com/christian-j-collier-acceptance
I’ve been rehearsing with the band Function for our upcoming show at The Camp House (
1427 Williams St.) this Saturday night, and it’s been shaping up NICELY! Everything sounds great, and I’m going to be debuting a BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW poem. Come on out, dance, and let us entertain you. I guarantee that you’ll be moved, and all of my merch (my chapbook Ghosts & Echoes, the EP Between Beauty & Bedlam, and my Spoken-Word Rockstar t-shirts) will be present, so if you’d like to scoop something up, we can definitely make that happen.
Switching gears, for over a year now, I’ve really been focusing on becoming more Zen and trying to positively rearrange certain things in and around my life that were inhibiting me from growing as I needed to. I think I’ve largely been successful in my pursuit, even though I still have a long way to go. This past Sunday, I heard a really interesting quote regarding letting go of the past, which is something that I’ve struggled with a great deal. Basically, the crux of the statement was that you should be thankful for the problematic things and times, because otherwise, you continue, whether you’re aware of it or not, to feed energy into them and keep the wounds and emotion fresh. You end up seeking validation and vindication that you’re, most likely, not going to find.
As fate would have it, later that same day, I was able to make my peace with a few things and people, which was huge. I REALLY hope to be able to continue to just let things be, because none of us are the same people we were last week let alone a few years ago. Wisdom, baby!
Well, that’s all I’ve got for now. Be good, be well, and I hope to see you on Saturday!
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