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You can’t make this stuff up. i hadn’t even been able to speak about it publicly yet on ig; still trying to process the stunning loss of @marley228
pictured here on my right - going left to right.
to have experienced 8 deaths (count them e.i.g.h.t.) in less than 3 years - best friends, close friends, and creative collaborators, all peers, unexpected and too soon, is to know sorrow intimately. powerlessness too.
i have been in some form of mouth-opened-wide, eyes-rolled-up, pacing-my-breath since 2016. like, really?!
this pic here snapped by awesome photographer and dear friend @shannonmccollum
reflects a happy time - when we, all conveniently convened in atlanta at my cousin t’s studio - were leaned into the magic that is music-making.
dope tracks; ripe lyrics; exquisite production; and melodic vocs laced our world at the time. so did laughter, love and a lightheartedness shared between us, that to this day, holds some of the favorite memories of my life.
when this pic was taken, i would have never imagined we’d arrive here almost a decade later with one of us gone. maybe it’s better this way. for if we knew, how ever would we allow ourselves to connect deeply with what must eventually be released freely?
rip marley; “i hope it’s a sweet ride. sleep tight for me.”
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