In the back of my mind I've been waiting on the release of this article. I knew it was going to be in print this past Sunday (August, 28th) in Tampa but I noticed it by accident online two days before, on Friday. The more I read it, the more I realize it does nothing for me. Its not the best article and its not the worst. Its medium.
Continued thoughts are below...please read.
In Print: Sunday, August 28, 2011
|Motown Maurice packs his belongings after sleeping on the couch of a government-subsidized flophouse. He paid his rent at night instead of in the morning, and his bed was given away, forcing him to sleep on a small couch.|
|Motown has to visit his storage space once or sometimes twice a day, dressing for auditions and juggling bus schedules. “I can adapt to any environment, you know?” he says. “It’s not the most comfortable, but I adapt to it.”|
|Motown Maurice, 31, receives some constructive criticism from his coach at Lifebook Playhouse in Los Angeles, where he works as a stage manager to get a big break on acting lessons. |
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There's always hope that someone will notice the story and reach out to me in support of my quest but I'm not counting on it. I'm not dismissing that possibility however, I have realized something else. Within a short period of time since its release I realized this story isn't for me. This story is for the people.
I am therefore blessed by the motivation the story has sent to others. It will be a while before a story about my quest is told in its truest form. Which is why I have to continue to be my own story teller. No matter what, I am still grateful for the article. Thank you Eric Deggans for the written exposure and Nancy Pastor for the wonderful photos.
Most of all, thank you everyone for reading the article and being inspired by it.
One comment in particular came through text from an old basketball buddy, Chris Lafave. He told me to look up Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Thank you Chris. I have received this message.
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