This was perhaps twenty years ago.
Not too long away from this moment, I was in my high school’s talentime. As a rapper. Where I won, three years straight. And that took me places.
Probably the first or second major turn that took place in my teenage life. Being groomed and cheered in a competing environment of narcissism and selfishness.
None of which that would matter when things really mattered, but it was made to be the center. Anyhow..
(Not this photo specifically but) we seemed like great mates then but I don’t keep in touch with any of them now. Albeit these days bumping into the few beautiful souls seen here, is still beautiful. Beauty lasts. As do darkness.
It’s interesting where the people in this photo are today.
Although some things ought to be obvious to us back then, and those around us like our elders and teachers,..we would have probably denied it as impossible and inconceivable if someone were to give a guide or correct us in our ways.
My concern is what’s to say I’m not in the same state now. Or worse.
He knows best. Indeed. Truly. Absolutely.