A Letter to Jim Morrison, on his 74th Birthday

“Did you have a good world when you died…enough to base a movie on?”

Dear friend,
Although I have never met you, I can say that you changed my life, forever. I know I speak for many when I say this. To this day, people of all ages are still turning to your words for their own personal healing and shamanistic awakenings, and that is truly beautiful.
It is your spirit and the example that you set, which leaves me, myself, feeling free. As you’ve spoken many times before of the importance of freedom, I must say it is the most important thing to me, as well. As a young girl, many years ago, you showed me the value in being yourself, and following your own heart, never giving a damn about what other people had to say – even those who played prominent roles in your life. You have shown us all that life is meant to be lived, and that experiences are the spice of life.

“A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.” – Jim Morrison

I believe not a day goes by, where I do not think about you. I wish I could have shared a cigarette and drink with you. I wish I could have spent an evening on the rooftop, under the stars, or sitting against the wall in the Whiskey, as you were just starting out. Some may call me crazy, but I believe my soul recognizes yours. We would have been good friends, if we had only gotten the chance.
I know many must feel similarly to me, and that is why I write to you on your 74th birthday. I represent all those who have been touched by your wisdom, and who wish to have known you if only for a split second. We send you lots of love on this day – thank you for impacting our lives, and the ways of music, forever.
With love and light,

He goes to see the girl
of the ghetto.
Dark savage streets.
A hut, lighted by candle.
She is a magician
Female prophet
Dressed in the past
All arrayed.
The stars
The moon
She reads the future
In your hand.
-Jim Morrison, from The Lords and the New Creatures


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