My Search for Meaning
I've been on the hunt for grandiosity for a lifetime. Perhaps longer, depending on the day and belief system.
Not uncommon to the condition of childhood, I grew up wanting for my alien parents to sweep me away in their spaceship so we could set sail together across the galaxy as my coming of age story unfolded. My human parents are great, but no way could I pass up this alternate reality.
And after all, what would growing up be without a healthy dose of
As a young adult there wasn’t a moment in which I didn’t believe I was destined for greatness. I assumed fame and fortune were written into my story. Who the author was, I wasn’t sure, I just knew it wasn’t me. Someone wanted me to be on the big screen and on the endcaps at Barnes & Noble, and eventually my mystery Miyagi would cross my path and lead me to the stars.
In case you’re wondering what that does to a person’s psyche as they go off into the world, on their own for the first time, it’s nothing good.