When I was in high school there were 500 people in my graduating class. Out of those 500 people I had two best friends and five other real friends. So I had a true connection with seven people and did not have a true connection with 493 people. Now I create stories and hope that 500 out of 500 people will appreciate the work. That is impossible. I don’t love most things I see or listen to, why should they? The truth is I should be happy with seven people being touched or amused by my work. I think it is okay to accept the fact that most people won’t get you. We don’t need to like each other so much. We need to be kind and respect each other.

Every day I live by only one rule, be a good guy. I am proud of the fact that for the most part I have tried to make the world a better place in small and large ways. I am even more proud of the fact that for the most part I have not ruined the world. I haven’t committed any acts of extreme violence. I don’t litter. I don’t hunt endangered species for sport. I support politicians who appear to want to make the lives of the less fortunate better and who are concerned about our environment. Most of them still make it worse a fair amount of the time, but they are giving it their best shot. I think that is all we can do–give it our best shot. Don’t be a jerk. Try to love everyone. Give more than you take. And do it despite the fact that you only really like about seven out of 500 people. Being cool to the other 493 people is a great thing to do because you want those same 493 people to not give you a hard time when you run into them while ordering your burrito at Chipotle or on an airplane or during an international conflict or just a potential road rage incident. Life will be better for all of us if we want all 500 to be happy.

— Judd Apatow

Will it all work out like a Hollywood ending?
Can you reassure me?
My eyes are burning
When is wardrobe coming for my costume change?
Lighting director, give a glow to my face

We’re in the dark here.

My head is swimming
Can you feed me my next line?
I’m new at pretending in these scenes that you write.
Will it all work out?
Will they cut this last scene?
Will an editor please make it all feel complete?

We’re in the dark here.

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boca raton | FLORIDA

boca raton | FLORIDA

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There are always meaningful songs for somebody. People are doing their courting, people are finding their wives, people are making babies, people are washing their dishes, people are getting through the day, with songs that we may find insignificant. But their significance is affirmed by others. There’s always someone affirming the significance of a song by taking a woman into his arms or by getting through the night. That’s what dignifies the song. Songs don’t dignify human activity. Human activity dignifies the song.
— Leonard Cohen
delray beach | FLORIDA

delray beach | FLORIDA

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delray beach | FLORIDA

delray beach | FLORIDA

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delray beach | FLORIDA

delray beach | FLORIDA

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Jazz werkshop by Floydkelley on Mixcloud

Just uploaded Jazz werkshop to Mixcloud. Listen now!

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