I’m now home in Miami, FL, USA prioritizing the following:
–Using my Self well.
-Je me soigne parce que je me suis fait mal au tendon d’Achilles. Heureusement, ça va très bien maintenant !
-Working with great people at Sony Music’s Latin-Iberia regional office. Now, I’m mainly focused on helping my awesome boss manage the integration of Som Livre into Sony Music. So excited about this opportunity.
–Trabajando para honrar mi primer libro más allá de la preventa. ¡Muchas gracias a quienes reservaron uno de los primeros 100 ejemplares!
–Aprendendo português brasileiro para o trabalho.
-Getting my business affairs in order.
-Polishing the acting score, guitar part, and lead vocal for an acoustic version of an original song. And enjoying it all!
-Polishing the main acoustic guitar part and the lead vocal for an original song (this is on pause until the aforementioned acoustic project is finalized).
–Fazendo pelo menos uma sessão de meditação por dia.
-Exercising each day, mostly via swimming, stretching, or strength-training.
-Living my best Life.
Well. I think I just had me one of the best weeks of my entire life. I will give myself time to process it all. This trip did me so much good. Wow. Thank you, Pittsburgh (and Carnegie Mellon University and the Carnegie Museum of Art and all the awesome people who made this trip so special).
Also, thank you, Isabel Allende, for writing one of the truest phrases I have ever read: Si uno vive lo suficiente, todos los círculos se cierran.
Thanks again, Pittsburgh!
I feel very happy with the things that are happening in my life. Thank you to everyone who has helped make this a reality.
Farewell, Mercury. Thank you for everything. You have lived more lives than many people I know, and you will always be a symbol of the life I’ve been lucky to create in the US.
You know, I never thought I’d be the kind of guy to fall in love with his car, but, seven wild years later, here we are.
I like to joke that my relationship with Mercury has been, by far, my most stable relationship, and if it’s funny, it’s because it’s overwhelmingly true. So it goes when one moves around a lot. By the way, I’m an awesome boyfriend, with the notable exception of extended long-distance relationships, which mostly give me anxiety, hence why I now gladly avoid them.
But I digress.
As I write these words, I can hear in my mind Mercury’s favorite song: “Rusty Old American Dream” by David Wilcox. Mercury always had great songwriting taste.
So… Thank you for everything, Mercury! I wish you well in your future adventures, and I promise to make you proud.
And yes, I gave you a brand new car battery as a going-away gift. You’re welcome.
Last updated May 22, 2022