From Dan Young:
I cried for the first time in years yesterday and god damn it, it felt good. It’s an uncertain time for me right now. Quarter life crisis? Possibly. I don’t really want to go into the details, but I feel like my head constantly battles my gut for command of my decisions, which only leaves me confused and stagnant. On top of that, I’ve willingly thrown myself into a whirlwind of live music, partying and late night philosophies. Every night I have the time of my life, and every morning I wake up and remind myself of all the more “important” nonsense I have to take care of. I wish life was a little more like the movies, where the mundane is tucked away, out of sight, somewhere between the scenes.
I do enjoy the fight though. For some reason, I’m naturally drawn to the unpredictable, I love the adventure. At some point I’m sure I’ll settle down and take things a little slower, that certainly sounds nice, but I ain’t letting go of the road any time soon. No way. We have a friend playing guitar with us this tour, his name is Luke. During one of those aforementioned late night conversations, Luke shared this insightful quote from his late grandmother with Gavin and I, “You’ll do what you have to do, for as long as you have to do it.”
I take comfort in that. It helps me remember that even though life is short, there’s no avoiding the bullshit. The end result is always the same, right? Mays’well have fun in the meantime. Stressing is a waste of energy.
Alright, I’m done playing the wise guy. Here’s a quick glimpse of the mundane that they won’t put you through at the movies: