A Reflection of Grief and Artistry

This afternoon, I sat in the driveway and listened to a podcast I made with my friend Lucien Smith. I cried. I smiled. And I reflected…

It’s been a year since he left us and I’m mega grateful for the influence he continues to have on my life.

-From the podcast: “Inside the Minds Eye w/ Lucien Smith”-

“Since his passing, I have thought of Lucien every day.

I’ve plotted and planned the idea behind this episode. I’ve spoken with friends, family, and sometimes strangers…

I’ve been mentored by artists who have no idea I even exist.

I’ve spoken to an audience that I’ve imagined, and in the process, I’ve captured an emotion that I have been struggling to understand for months:


I’ve spoken to the memory of a friend, a spirit that even now, months after his passing, continues to influence my words, and my actions.

Lucien’s story is a courageous example of why we must pursue our passions while we are here.

The dreams we have, the ideas we imagine, are meant for exploring.

Every one of us has an opportunity to express ourselves, to share ourselves as honest and open as we can…in pursuit of truth.

Truth that gets provided by the emotions we experience, the lives we create, and the energy we receive from those we love.

This is the first episode of “Inside the Minds Eye”, a podcast where we take an introspective look at the thoughts, ideas, and emotions of those who are pursuing a dream.

The goal is to capture the magic of reality within the confines of a podcast, a prism into the heart and soul of those who live for passion.

Lucien’s passion has helped guide me into my own story. A story that will continue as I pursue a dream:

To develop a fully functioning peer-to-peer network built within an environment of non-judgement. A gateway into the thoughts, emotions, and ideas of any individual who engages with the platform.

A hub of connectivity, exploring ourselves introspectively on a network that provides real connections with other people who strive to be authentic.

Its a lofty goal, but I have a vision, and I have faith…

This is:

“Inside the Minds Eye w/ Lucien Smith”

On iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/inside-the-minds-eye/id1054275204?mt=2&i=362950058

On SoundCloud:https://soundcloud.com/insidethemindseye/inside-the-minds-eye-w-lucien-smith

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