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J.P. McLeod  On the path to rediscovering my ambition and life’s mission through family, music and film. //

Today is a new you.
Will you tag someone you love here? & the immediately go to @solehope to help transform the lives of children here in Uganda 🇺🇬 Choose hope. Take action. 👊🏼

Listen and tell me: what musician/artist can you hear singing on this original, piano piece ?

It’s rare that I cry after watching a video I create. Not that I don’t feel anything but after being so close to a piece of work and spending hours getting the colors or the music just right, the focus is more technical than emotional. But, this video ...man. Every time i watch it I tear up. Why? Because each child with special needs that is a part of @ekisa_ministries is celebrated and loved. Not just by Ekisa but also by their family. Which is a huge cultural shift.
Friday night was @timtebow #nighttoshine event and with his help Ekisa hosted a party like the ones you and I will have in heaven. Watch. Laugh. Cry. Share. (Music by Bethel, ‘Shine On Us.’)

Chopin, let me introduce you to my friends @kendricklamar @drdre @snoopdogg & @pharrell

Listen to my original piece and tell me: what movie you can imagine this in ?

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Glow.
She’s got that luminescence. The radiance of a lightbulb that still glows even after it’s been turned off. I saw it even before we became friends. The smile behind her braces or the way her face makes a stranger feel like they’ve been her best friend all along. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Glow.
It’s the thing kids are attracted to. The energy of a love that is larger than life. I saw it before we became lovers. In pictures I’d see her ease with the children she was serving in Uganda. Their smiles grew bigger as her presence mirrored the best parts of them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Glow.
It’s the strength I see every day. The joyful glances we exchange after our baby teaches us a new insight on life or the silent certitude we share knowing even though her older sister is not related by blood, they’ve bonded since birth. Their laughs tell us so. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Glow.
You’ve remained through our darkness and radiated in our light. You’ve had it since before you were born and it will remain beyond our very last breath. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Keep glowing, love.

The only thing constant is change. In the last three years I've experienced more change than in the last three decades on this earth. Meeting Mary, getting married, moving across the world, miscarriage and more... Making this video opened my heart which had been hurting and turned cold from losing Skye. Seeing all we've been through together made me realize that grief is just one stroke of the bigger canvas being painted everyday.
All the footage and soundscape is original except for the beautiful wedding footage shot by our friends @canafamily For the full experience put some headphones on and walk with us into this next chapter of life.

My new author bio photo. Shot by @peterjschweitzer on a 1947 Polaroid 195.

This man will go to great lengths for both his friends and his photography & that's why I love him. Seen here is @peterjschweitzer taking my portrait through his living room window.

thank you @anybody.coffee for reminding me life is about having fun, doing what you love with the people you love, and most importantly, life is about really, ridiculously good coffee.

There's no place like home.

When asked to play YMCA at weddings...their response vs. mine. 👆#iamdjp

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