Family is everything to me. Its what gives sustenance and beauty to life. It is the essence of our culture.
I am african and that is a statement without explanation. My people have always been people of an extended family. That reality should be perpetuated by us all. Family is beautiful, it is who I be, the reflection of my African diaspora.
I write my family. Even if they dont write me back, because regardless, I love them!
I call them. Regardless of how much it costs me, because their voices are unparalleled to anything I have heard or felt.
I love them. Regardless of whether they love me back, because my tears for them are genuine.
I long for them. All of the time.
And that reality is what I remember (to do, think, and react to) before I commit the next crime.
My greatest suggestion is that people recognize that love will find a way. And the only way for Love to find a way is to leave a door open.
Never close the door. Whether you are in home, or in prison, you must always stay focused. In my heart I truly believe that. Stay focused and the future is up to us.