It has, somehow, already been a month since this night, since what I can without a doubt call the greatest night of my life. August 8th, the culmination of my pilgrimage across two provinces and dozens of cities. The trip I didn't realise I needed until it happened.
I was looking through the pictures of that night to find one I hadn't shared here, and I realised a lot of them are, sadly, a bit blurry... fuzzy... whatever you want to call it. The reason behind it is far from sad, though; they're fuzzy because you move around a lot. With so much energy within you, you must find it hard when you have to stand still!
Since that night a month ago, my mind has been a reflection of the energy you had in you. It moves and jumps around just as you do, seemingly unable to contain itself. My creative juices have been flowing freely, like water overflowing from a flower pot left under the rain. A welcome change from the last few years where I struggled to create anything at all... and struggled just as much to enjoy the process.
People around me have always said you can read my emotions very easily from my face, but I didn't quite realise what they meant until I looked back at the pictures from that night. Everyone has been commenting on how much more cheerful I am.
After you were done talking to us during the meet and greet, my friend Jérôme told me he could already see my eyes sparkling like never before. My face felt like it was going to crack from smiling so much.
The first time my mom saw me after I came back, she was holding back tears of joy after seeing just how damn happy I was and seeing that my inspiration had returned. In fact, my whole family has been commenting on how much happier I am since I came back from Montréal.
My artist friends are overjoyed to see me return to my craft - and most importantly, enjoy it again - after so long.
Everyone sees the difference.
I know there's such a thing as a post-concert high, but usually that only lasts a few days... When it's still going on a month later, that's how you know it goes beyond that.
Thank you, once more, for that night, for that show... for everything.