With the recent passing of Ray Thomas, I felt inspired to draw a picture in his honor. More influential than any other band, the music of the Moody Blues is weaved into the fabric of who I am. I asked my dad to make a playlist highlighting Ray Thomas, and I listened to it on repeat while I drew pictures all night long. I hadn’t sat with a pencil in hand for that long in many years.
This song envelops the two divisions of my life: There’s the former me, feeling like I lived outside the masses of people rushing around me like zombies, not caring about the bigger picture that I could see. But that was just a dream. Then there’s the present me, doing what I can. For goodness sake, what’s happening to me?