The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars…Jack Kerouac
I’m very particular about the people that I let into my life, those I’m friends with and those who I associate with. Why? Because I’m a firm believer that people should add to your life, not take from it.
When you really stop to think about it, you know who’s adding to your life and who’s chained to your leg like a dead weight you’ve been carrying around for years. As you weave your way through this crazy world, always remember that you can be open, honest and transparent with the world while still realizing that not everyone deserves a seat at the table that is your life.
The day: May 2, 2019
The time: 10:52 pm.
The location: Esberg, Denmark.
To the beautiful, brown haired, blue eyed baby girl who turned my brother from dude to dad, I love you already. I know he is going to spend his whole life chasing, protecting and admiring all that you are. And I know you’re going to be powerful beyond measure. He will raise you to always speak you mind, follow you heart and to live without fear.
Today is day one of a beautiful life. Your strong, fierce, monumentally intelligent mother will provide you everything you need to become whatever and whoever you want to be.
If I can give you one thing in this life, baby girl, I will remind you:
You will put the win in win some… lose some
You will put the star in starting over and over.
And no matter how many landmines erupt in a minute
be sure your mind lands on the beauty of this funny place called life.
And yes, on a scale from one to over-trusting, I am pretty damn naive.
But I want you to know that this world is made out of sugar.
It can crumble so easily.
But don’t be afraid to stick your tongue out and taste it.
Baby girl, I’ll tell you, remember your mama is a worrier
and your papa is a warrior. And you’re the girl with small hands and big eyes who never stops asking for more.
It’s a brand new day and a brave new world and they are both beautiful. Welcome to the world, baby girl.
All my love, Auntie Vee.