“A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.”

— James Cook

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”

— Anais Nin


My being hurts like none else does
A heart-burst’s fire, a beating buzz
It empties me, leaves no worth left
For any, all; a world bereft.

Inside, a drum beats, still yet on
A raging angst of all that’s gone
And all that’s left, worthless pursuits
My world a tree, devoid of roots.

And always shall I be alone,
Truly and despite all known
As people pass, are known, and go
On past and round and to and fro.

A poem by JHBRD.

“No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.”

— Maya Angelou

Fly me to the moon.

“I saw the world in black and white instead of the vibrant colours and shades I knew existed.”

— Katie McGarry

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Whatever gets you through the night.”

— John Lennon

“Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something.”

— H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”

Harry Truman

You were a child, crawling on your knees toward it

My piano and vocal cover of MGMT’s beautiful song, ‘Kids’. I didn’t think much of it, but the people in my life seem to love it. It’s a song that is close to my heart.

“The longer you stay in one place, the greater your chance of disillusionment.”

— Art Spander

Living in the shadows, hiding from the gallows.

The bright beginnings of a life at night time as another day fades away.

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson