Have you ever been so extremely proud of those around you? I have…I am. “You are known by the company you keep,” is the old cliché standard many hold as true. Without a doubt, I want to be known by the company I keep. I marvel at the brilliance of those around me. And I am deeply touched by the depths to which they are willing to travel into their own inner darkness to have life. A darkness which if not enlightened ultimately results in death. And so, I have the privilege to share in an experiencing of people on a level much greater than the shallow nonsense most shares. And I am comforted by the solidity of our keeping of one another. I know with every individual experience comes the collective experience. No one is alone with us….even when they may think so. I am proud of us. I am proud of myself. I am proud to be physically immortal.