This is my first time doing a journal post and I’m doubtful anyone will read it, but I believe in putting positive out there in the universe and right now I could really use some.
A few days ago I was scrolling through Twitter and reading all the posts about Monty, honoring him, remembering him and, thanking him. I never got the honor of meeting him, but he has inspired me through his incredible imagination, dedication, and determination.
Reading posts from so many people about him and especially those who knew him best taking about his attitude of keep moving have especially resonated with me. As I read these posts, I have been sitting at my father’s bedside while he is in his last days. These messages and those in the RWBY soundtrack lyrics have given me the strength to keep moving forward instead of being lost and consumed with grief.
I know you need to process grief properly and I will when the time comes, but for now I am responsible for not only his care, but my Mom’s as well and keeping these thoughts in mind has made me able to do so.
All this is to say thank you, Monty. Even though you have left us, you continue to inspire me and so many others.
I leave with this verse, which is keeping me going right now…
“When it feels like there's nothing
Worth living for
Everything is broken
The light's not there anymore
And the story
Takes an unexpected turn
A friend is suddenly gone
We can cry our lives away
But if they were here they'd say
Go forward you must keep moving on”