Philosophy Statement:
Life is a symphony. It is full of twists and turns that form into one great masterpiece.
Every note, every section, every passage counts; once you play you cannot go back. Music_staff.jpg

Each note may be short, but making them count is what is important.
Of course, some notes and chords sound better together than others. Finding the notes that "click" may take time.

Choosing the right notes requires skill and practice, because forming the correct decision is vital to a successful outcome.
But more important than skill and practice is perseverance. The drive to succeed makes for a great musician.

Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start

I wish’d to live without committing any fault at any time
Do you know what I mean?

I'm just a soul whose intentions are good

But evil things, in robes of sorrow have no escape from reality

We all know that yesterday, all the troubles seemed so far away

And it’s true that everybody gets the urge to live in a dream world sometime
But, beware of MONOTONY; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins.

You gotta imagine what’s never been.


The hardest thing on earth is choosing what matters
I do not judge you, nor do you judge me

We’re doing this because it’s right
You must forgive me if I sometimes make these mistakes

Truth can stand by itself with a suspiciously lingering smile upon the lip
The wit and wisdom will allow that all crime will be punished,
And virtue rewarded
Our contrary habits must be broken, and good ones acquired and established
Don’t be an idiot, some things shouldn’t matter that much

When I find myself in times of trouble I will fear nothing!
The air of ideas is the only air worth breathing
Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see all you need is love.

Let all of your things have their places, they flourish infinitely

There’s far too much, to take in here


And it’s sometimes not what it seems
You know that it's a fool
Who thinks as though they're here to stay,
Being forever young

‘Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony, this life!
And in the end, you know you should be glad.
Be one of the beautiful people

And know that Everything is labeled

But Everybody is not

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