Madness. I find myself more often than not completely suspended in a state of waiting and for the moment claim an hysterical condition. The sparks and explosions are the easy part. They come with a set of rules, and if you abide, you will succeed. I am an idea machine – curating these conceptuals, their creation, and execution inclusive. This leaves me occupied and simultaneously vacant at all times. The ability to make good on this purpose keeps the straight jacket off – a purpose that is always evolving and whose appetite is experiencing geometric expansion. Every effort I make directly contributes to the relentless task of living out constructive functions. Every now and then, a brick goes through my window,and I lock eyes with the horizon.
The universe is always balancing itself out. In my current position, I have seen firsthand the city on a tight rope at its finest – bearing witness to incredible feats of inspiration and achievement, with cataclysmic moments bringing me to pure joy. And with this firsthand knowledge also came the balance – something I was not expecting to be as significant as it has been. It has been a lonely year; it has been a difficult time in which I have unwillingly opened my eyes to the uninspired – the faction of the universe unwilling to step up and accept purpose.
With this eye opening experience, I have adjusted my overall mantra as a Cultural Curator, now with the defined hope to attempt to build a bridge – a one way causeway to usher those willing to lay down their suspicions and saviour the notion of doing better. I am stronger than I ever thought possible and just knowing that makes me know that you are too. The potential you have is stunted only by your own fear. Fear is a necessary motivation, but it is never worth your potential.
Everyone at the festival gets an All Access pass, for inspiration is contagious. There is no monopoly on satisfied living. All you have to do is ask for your ticket. You can fly, carpool, maybe take the train, or even jog it. Now, take out your phone and check your calendar. Then make a list of that which is accessible to you, that which will get something positive accomplished. We’ve talked about them before: your techniques, your faith, your team, your wits, your drive, Sister Mary Clarence. Any combination of these All Access passes is all you need to command your own potential and begin to engage our world with rewards.
WORDS: KYLE KOFSKY
PHOTOS: PAUL STEWARDFROM TOP LEFT: AZIZ VIVANT
CHRISTINE BROGAN, MICHELLE SILVERSTEIN
KERTNEY LYNN RUSSELL, JASMINE WILLIAMS
KYLE KOFSKY, LEXY ROBIDOUX & ISABELLE SAVARDHAIR & MUA: EMILY ANNE HELSDON, LEXY ROBIDOUX
MICHELLE SILVERSTEIN & SVITLANA SKIBA