Pass It On


When “i” was small

i remember holding a Walkman sporting oversized headphones and Trapper Keeper folders of drawings i‘d draw…of heroes and make believe figures i imagined myself to become and look up to

i was everything…

a dinosaur a robot, creatures i‘d create on lands i‘d conquer

A martial ARTIST

i was the rolly pollie i‘d keep in my pocket…the imagination of my own voice within me bumping through my headphones

Spending hours figuring out the power of minute details in drawings, my fingers on black and white keys, while my mom sat next to me patiently,

an out of body experience for her watching a part of her imagine

The communication of silence that fascinated and fostered more of a desire to feel and understand the human nature of decision, discomfort, danger…theatre

and why the consistency of the Bubble Gum just made it so much more fun than gum you just chewed

The problem with getting older, is the diminishing of dreams, the loss of an imagination we were given as gifts when we were children, to become geniuses, that we WERE destined to become but we shy away from, to follow others who follow them who follow him on a journey he’s on…

that’s not yours…

stop listening to the whispers running after people who run away…

stay, walk around, until you can run on your own

that Trapper Keeper leader who refuses to create followers, but develops leaders who lead others towards following their own make believe figures they’ve always imagined to become.

pass it on.

i am Lawrence Kao

and acting is my art, what is yours?

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  1. photography!


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  • "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." ~Marianne Williamson