As you read through my book (or if you don't), please remember that everyone is fighting a battle against darkness. For some people, it's their brain attacking them, and for others it's a fight against the devil and the evilness of the world. Sirius Black once said that we all have both light and dark inside of us, and I've found that to be true time and time again. Please don't discount the light in people even when they wander in the darkness. And please don't ever think that you can't find the light if you're suffocated by the dark. There are some dark evils in the world today, but I have seen firsthand the light that is blossoming in the universe, and I know that at the end of it all, light is going to win. Maybe not today, maybe not in the next few weeks, but eventually, light will triumph. So keep that light close to you and find the light hiding in the people around you. Remember to forgive - both the people who've wronged you, but also yourself.
Below is a playlist I created for this book. Some of the songs are directly included in the text (can you find them?), many of them are songs that carried me through those specific times of life, and some of them just relate to the sentiments and feelings on the page. Music has always been a huge part of my life, and I think playlists can tell stories just like books can, so it was important to me that I create a playlist for the reader to understand where I’m coming from.
Since I created this entire book myself, I decided to document the experience the best way I knew how - video. I compiled footage from the months I spent working on this project and put it into a feature length (1 hour, 15 minutes) documentary. If you were curious how I came up with the concept or created the cover or formatted the inside, this is a comprehensive explanation and exploration of my work.