I’m of the opinion that being a writer/artist is not about money or glamour. It’s about learning about life in a whole host of settings. That to me is the definition of a full life. Am I a dilettante, a dreamer? ABSOLUTELY. I’ve done many things in this life. Starting out in Germany, I traveled and became versed in a long list of experiences, both here and abroad, all the while being a writer and artist.
My lifetime has been one of travel, writing, leatherwork and dedicated study of Norse lore (my ancestry). My life-values are simple: laughter, love, romance and magic are the only ingredients I care to represent. Do I have fun? Yes. THOROUGHLY. I live a passionate, romantic life, because that’s the purpose of existence. The Vanir guide my heart and will to continue on the path the Nornir have set up for me. Do I worry about money? What’s the point of that? You can’t take it with you. Some people might say, “But what about retirement?” Retirement? “Heh,” I chuckle at society and their stiff views. There is no such thing as retirement in my book. When I’m done here, I’ll just lie down–if I don’t get hit by a truck or something first–smile at the sky, and die happy and fulfilled, at whatever age that might be.
So that’s me in a few paragraphs, take it for what you will, for better or worse. I will point the Softail in a new direction. And discover a new chapter. Maybe I’ll see ya on the pages of life.
Sincerely, Erik S. Lehman