I not really fond of my writing which is why I dont share anything.. when I write I basically write for myself.. writing is my outlet.. anywhoo.. here's a lil something.. hopefully you can follow it.. *shrugs* Allow me to take you on a journey ... a journey of ups and downs, highs and lows. As singer Lauryn Hill once stated ... “Fantasy is what people want, but reality is what they need” Here is my journey..one I call life…. Let me take you to where I am from. I am from a land of anthrax and terrorist attacks … the so called land of the free and home of the brave. –America I am from the place where a cracked bell resides …and cheese steaks are craved. - Philadelphia I am from a vast, cold and harsh world that loves … to hate you, a world where there’s a growing distrust and hatred between cultures, countries and even neighbors. I am from a place where roaring lions seek to devour whomever … they meet ready and willing to sift us all as wheat. I decided to take a page from Big Brother Moses … and march some much needed truth down from the mountain top. I am from a people who were beaten, robbed, lynched, tortured, … raped, murdered, stripped and degraded mentally, physically and emotionally. I am from a generation of missing children and women … and a place where I am deafened by the media’s silence. I am from a place where grief stricken families struggle to bring … national attention to their lost loved ones, they sift through the clues and pray for a miracle. - “Have you seen her?” –is their song. I am from a place where women battle the myth … that we’re incompetent, inferior and inarticulate Yes, I am here to prove otherwise I am from a place that is often visited by the roots of … insecurity and it's first cousin low self esteem… I am from a place where man has continued … his quest to know, love and impress women with stubborn persistence. I am from a continuum of self doubt … the tad of apprehension you feel at times don’t compare with the dread I face daily. I am from missed opportunities, non stop worrying … and a leak in my bliss tank, but I will never let fear triumph and mediocrity conquer me. I am from a place where the BIG I- insecurity, wasn’t talked … about too often, leading me to internalize my expressions for fear of rejection. I am from a place where I was raised to identify with the other … BIG I- invincibility, now realizing that we are all just human. I am a classically trained jazz pianist with a Neo-Soul way of life. … I am the declaration of sensitivity, musical talent, sensuality, and spiritual growth. I am from a normal yet eclectic family of singers, musicians, artists … and visionaries. A family that admires my perfectly imperfect self. I am from a family of strong women; my Aunts were ‘take no mess’ … women and when I cried I wasn’t always comforted with a hug yet I got words to make me toughen up. I am from a place where to have a solid educational background, … financial stability and spiritual growth is valued and appreciated. I am a brilliant, unbelievably blessed and a beautiful mosaic .. made up of a little of this and little of that. I am the reality of a fantasy land. .. … I am a medium for urban consciousness. .. I am from a flare of fusion, I am unique, AND I am me ----- thoughts, ideas, anything... ?