The ocean is wide and free. We travel by canoe sometimes and morph to a cruise-liner occasionally. The currents have taken us to some amazing places and we've had the pleasure of enjoying the company of some great people along the way. Most of the time we have a destination b'cause we're ambitious and want to see, but we let the reigns go and the wind take us to interesting situations too.
Recently a monster has appeared in this part of the ocean, that has turned our dingy into a battle ship! And all the places we've been and experiences we've had and all the people, known and unknown, have rallied to join the fight. People that have enjoyed the ocean with us and people who see us in the distance assembling the battle gear, have RALLIED!
We feel the strength in numbers. We see the results of the love of our family and growing community. This monster is scary. We've cried at its demeanor.
As the captain of this particular ship, I cannot say enough to thank you for the weapons, the nourishment, the strength and the feeling of hope that this monster can be defeated. Words cannot describe the feeling that you all have given us: that anything is possible.
So we (Jaxon , Joe , Cyn and myself) gently bow our heads and extend our fists to expose the knuckles of respect, love and kinship to you all.
-JOE P DIAZ
Photo: Band of Misfits Aardman Animation