This DJ set was an episode was originally an episode from a deep house music podcast I produced on a monthly basis called, The Underground Sound of NYC.
I wrote this while on a business trip in Germany for the summer of 2001.
Last night I had the television on the only channel I could understand and enjoy.
I saw a music video that tapped direct into a longing that I’ve had in my heart for years but could never pin down.
It’s 5:37 a.m., Monday morning, September 20, 2010.
I've just returned from dropping my nephew off at work. Before returning home, I stopped at a convenience store and picked up bread, milk, and other items I’ll need to prepare breakfast for my family in a few hour’s time. Then I will begin my day, in earnest, running errands, tending to tasks, so on and so forth. I know I have an unassuming and plain appearance.
I look like any other man of my age, of my background, and no one around me would know I am a man on fire, in the mind, in the spirit, in the heart, in the soul.
I burn in continual ecstasy.
Originally published December 28, 2010 via Karma of Dove dot Com.
This is my first memory.
I’m three years old and I’m in the arms of a fireman, being carried out of a burning building, in the darkness of early morning.