(The following can be a bit graphic due to the appearance of these familiar faces who have left us in 2016, I apologize in advance but it needs to be said.)
Hey J360 Legion
It has been an interesting couple of days since Christmas.
Significant untimely passings and vicious woes about the future. While death is unexpected, it is inevitable. You must look to it as a freedom for those who have done great deeds in their lifetime so they could pave the way for those who follow.
Is it hard to take? Yes very but it shows that this is the time for a lot of us creatives whom grew watching or being inspired by these brilliant creators and performers to take point and step up to create our own iconic works so people in the future after us can enjoy them and be inspired as well. Their deaths were unexpected, shocking, and harmful to a lot of us but in a way they do not have to do anymore on this path of life. It can also be seen as a passing of the torch to those of us who still have to make their mark in the entertainment industry or other forms of work. Life and death flows through time just like everything from whom we meet, what we do, and what we would like to have done. It’s when asking for more time tends to be more selfish than abusing the time you were already given like everyone else.
So for the year despite who is coming to Washington DC, and whatever fear we may all have for what’s to come. We should refocus that energy into leaving a strong legacy for others to follow. We’ve all have the skills and potential to do it, and while most are saying “**** you 2016.”
I say thank you 2016 for being a wake-up call for those of us who just take this life for granted. This is a much-needed kick in the ass to plenty who now need to strive for their goals, fight for their place in the world, and make 2017-20 understand where we’re coming from. It’s been a messed up year for a lot of us but this is the time to be more proactive instead of reactive.
Mourning for the past creatives is a beautiful thing but we’ll better serve their legacies by showing off what they taught us through our own work.
Let’s give 2017 a run for its money! Don’t burrow yourselves in fear and only hope that you gain respect. Fight it out, create something great, and have confidence in everything you o from here on out, a lot of the people we are mourning for had to work hard on their dreams, and so we should do the same as well. It’s time to go ahead and make our impact no matter what age you’re in or what dead-end job you may be currently employed to, it’s time to add more excitement to your lives if you feel as though it’s time for change. So do not waste your time on being down and out or full of fear, let’s face 2017 together and respect those who have past on and let their strength be added to our own.