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The Ripple Effect

Life is full of surprises, and as of today, this has been proven to me in the most beautiful way. I was completely caught off guard when I sat down to check my email. It was a typical day at work, and I needed to take care of a couple of things on my laptop, one of which was reaching out to a specific work associate. What I saw at that moment, changed my outlook for the day.

The email that I began reading, basically started off describing a person that I had never met. It was a man in his early 40's, telling me about his lifestyle, "learning to live as a Christian man", and said he was married (20 yrs now) and has children, with the youngest being a sophomore in college. He then mentioned the type of music he listened to and told me about a specific band that rang throughout my head when the words floated across the screen into my field of vision. "Love Coma" he said. He told me how he used to listen to this band, and never lost the desire to listen to Love Coma throughout the passing years. He went on to say that he found it "fitting to just say thanks for being a part of my journey", and "I'm not so sure it won't end with me being asked to work out my faith with fear and trembling." For those of you who don't know, these last few words are lyrics to one of the songs off of the Love Coma album, Language of Fools, entitled Astronaut. I was not the original bass player that recorded the songs, but was the live touring bass player during '95 and '96, however I was fortunate enough to have been in the Astronaut music video, which is located on this website in 'the Vault' section.

Needless to say, I was humbled when I read the email. I never could have dreamed that someday, someone would reach out to me, thanking me for the music and the good memories. It makes me thankful even more for each day that passes. Who knows, maybe something you or I do today will impact another somewhere else. I'm sure it already has, and will continue just like ripples in a pond. Be true to yourself and be kind to others... you never know what tomorrow will bring.


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