Fragments of reality slowly blend in with special kind of magic as thousands of us share moments of irreversible ecstasy. Music blaring, muffling the screams and moans of a horde of humans that are for a few fleeting moments united. Drenched with sweat and surrounded by fellow humans that come from all around the globe… I close my eyes for a few heart beats and am immediately washed over with flashbacks from the last four decades of my existence. The lows. The highs. The darkest and lightest of moments. Defeats and wins. Tears of joy and sorrow. Lightness and heaviness experienced. I suddenly proclaim with the mightiest of roars: “I am me! Not the me everyone wants me to be. I am simply me. I accept me just as I accept you and everyone as they want to be. That is me.” Wrapped in goosebumps I look around and smile just as familiar Slipknot‘s words flow over:
“Oh, I’ll never kill myself to save my soul
I was gone, but how was I to know?
I didn’t come this far to sink so low
I’m finally holding on to letting go…”