My last day as a teenager wasn’t as free spirited as one may have predicted. I woke up, saw that it was 10:30 AM, then laid back down until I woke up at 3:30 PM. I took Bagel out, talked to my mother, did my laundry, and showered. Nothing more than your typical Sunday. It is now 12:22 AM, the morning of my 20th birthday. The idea that I’ve been on Planet Earth for two decades is a bit hard to fathom considering how fast time seems to move. The irony of a kid, who sets out to change the world, being born on Earth day. It’s beautiful isn’t it? Beautiful like night when stars align to pattern a sky full of hopeful wishes and dreams. Beautiful like happy people. Beautiful like memories on lonesome nights. You see, I can relate to the sky, because like a painting or even a song, I, Ratha David Loun, am nothing more than a work of art, a work in progress that may never be finished. This is what I have to offer after twenty years, hoping to offer more in twenty more years. To say that I am grateful would be an understatement, to say that I am blessed would be a bit overwhelming. Love.
-Ratha David Loun