This is day 22 of 44 — A story campaign promoting my GoFundMe. First half included creative writing around my past emotions, current situation, and inspirational poetry. From day one each post emphasizes a word added building up to day 44’s message. This is a creative plan I’m trying on the go. You can think of each post as a letter of art I’m writing to the next donor. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 9, 2019

It wouldn’t be enough to visit a landmark, take a pic for Instagram and share with the world I’m there. The fulfillment is not in showcasing my traveling ability to appreciate beautiful places, statues, and infrastructures.

Traveling is confirmation to the soul; we are meant to seek new places of old creations and become the allowing self who experiences the journey.

A selfie is proof. What constitutes your checking for who cares?

Some of us travel to be looked up to, others explore to venture into new cultures to see what in the world our world is oblivious to. We can be nosy creatures, but live to say, “this landmark looks more beautiful with me in it…”

I took this photo after WordCamp Los Angeles a few years back. The song which marked it a memorable run, “Hold On” by Alabama Shakes.

What is it about a song that takes us to places we aren’t at? Our living rooms become the night club, the gym becomes a warrior training facility, and music on this run turned the Santa Monica Pier into the stage of my first air-saxophone performance.

Hold on a bit longer I’ll be back. To run a beach and dance to places music allows me to be at. Maybe the music is the landmark?

Now existing in a place music invites me forever to be at.


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Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Budd writes to encourage readers to explore the depths of their inner ocean, an unexplored self, because it's fun once you get through the emotional part... “The world around us is our vehicle, what you'll read is how I digest it.” -Budd

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