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What I re-learned from ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

  hopefully you’re seeing the trailer. if not, here’s the link: https://youtu.be/14EztMXh5vQ I was thinking about Star Wars as just one cultural touchstone in my life and decided to make a timeline of those first films that drew me into the universe. Episode IV — A New Hope May 25, 1977 When I was 19: I graduated from Music & Art high school the year before, figuring out Pell Grants to attend
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joining the crazy ones

https://youtu.be/8rwsuXHA7RA I love the 'Here's to the crazy ones'  video. Gives me goosebumps to hear Steve's voice stating something that he lived and believed, in his own way. I have always felt like I'm supposed to contribute like a 'crazy one' but when I look back at the arc of my life, I think my serial lack of discipline has, up to now, kept me from achieving big wonderful things.
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I was thinking about how much I want to be Neil Gaiman

and coming, once again, to the conclusion that: a. it would be uncomfortable for everyone involved. Neil‘s a great-hearted soul, but there’s a limit. And who knows how Amanda Palmer would react! b. if he knew, he would scold me gently that he loves his life and that he also loves mine, and that I am selling myself short as an artist, as a writer, as a singer, as a creative soul. I