This album is the manifestation of years of pain, internal suffering, and loneliness. The emotions never spoken, but seeped into the very core of everything I ever touched. The loss of my father, the devastating breakup that followed shortly after, the feeling of guilt as if it was all somehow my fault, and yet a glimmer of hope shine through to show the new life I breathed into the world...the beauty and optimism that were born from the ashes of the hollow shell of who I used to be. I came to terms with loss, grief, and death, we shook hands and made our peace, and now I'm at ease...staring into the eternal abyss and concluding that the only certainty in life...is death. To pray for anything beyond that is to pray for control over one's existence and eternal well-being which is something we simply will never have. Sometimes it's nice to recognize your inability to have control...nothingness becomes holy...and you know that Forever Isn't for Everyone!