I want to share this picture with the DCI community on tumblr. This is a picture of my dad, exactly one week before he passed away. Before he was diagnosed with cancer, I had asked him to attend one of my shows with the Mandarins. I wanted to share with him what meant so much to me. When he got sick, I realized that this would be the only time he ever got to see me perform. As the weeks passed by his condition got so bad that asking him to sit in a bleacher in 100° weather would just be cruel. He wanted to see it anyways. My sister connected him with a Fan Network account. He got to watch me perform at DCI West at Stanford. That was the last time he ever saw me.
This was the most important moment of my season. Not at Lucas Oil. Not at a regional. Not even on a field. It’s not about placements, it’s not about the best solo or the craziest visual. It’s about these precious moments, and who you share them with.
This is a great reason to love DCI right here.
I am a shadow, the true self.
I am thou, thou art I.
There was never a snake in your boot…you just wanted something interesting to talk about. You’re so positively bored with your life. The truth is…you hate being Andy’s toy….
No… stop saying that… You’re not me!
WHAT AM I EVEN LOOKING AT
WHAT THE FUCK
SOMEONE CAME UP FOR THE IDEA OF THIS.
SOMEONE WROTE A SCRIPT FOR THIS.
SOMEONE UTTERED THESE WORDS INTO A MICROPHONE.
SOMEONE ANIMATED THIS.
SOMEONE GREENLIGHTED THIS.
SOMEONE DIRECTED THIS.
SOMEONE PRODUCED THIS.
DID NOT ONE PERSON EVER STOP TO THINK THAT MAYBE THIS WAS A TERRIBLE IDEA?
I Was Trying To Be Funny But It Came Out as Really Mean: A 5-part documentary starring me.
I Was Trying To Be Loving And Supportive But I Probably Overstepped My Boundaries And Came Off as Creepy: a feature-length film with two sequels and a TV series adaption.
I Was Trying To Tell You I Relate To Your Difficult Situation But It Probably Sounded Like I Was Making It All About Me: a novel saga with several side book adaptions and a movie.