Page | 2ask you what gives you the most fulfillment, what would you reply?" HER: "The most? Singing at theclubs I get booked at, without a shred of doubt! That instant gratification of hearing theirappreciation, for my singing, gives me a rush, a legal high." ME: "I imagine it's as if you have anincredible connection with the entire audience. Here you are, feeling that rush, and as that feelinggets stronger, inside, right now, you don't want to walk away from this. You know there's aconnection here." (1) HER: "Exactly! It's like this high. I don't do drugs, but it's like a drug. It's anaddiction, a legal addiction. But I know that the only way I'm going to get that high I'm looking for, isif I give the audience a great show. When I do that, they reward me with their applause. So I look atit, like me and the audience are giving each other a gift." ME: "And isn't that an incredible gift togive? It's just like you're sharing a private moment, with only them. I mean, in this moment, no oneelse exists, but you, and whoever is right in front of you. And before you even let one single noteflow from your lips, before you allow your gift to be given, you just STOP, and ask yourself, whatwould be the most rewarding feeling to have right now? And as you allow that feeling to rise to thesurface, feeling it get stronger, and stronger, until finally, you can feel the most incredibleconnection, as you look straight ahead, and give your gift to those who can really appreciate it." (2)HER: "Wow! That was beautiful. Please tell me you write songs! (she laughs) ME (laughing): "If it willallow me to have even half the energy I can see rushing through your eyes right now, I'll learn towrite songs." HER: "My eyes? That's a unique way of putting it, I like that. Most people comment onme having a lot of energy in my smile or something." ME: "Your smile is but a back-up singer, to thespiritual song of your eyes." HER (Smiling): "Ooh, say that again, I want to write that down." I touchher arm, and repeat, "Your smile is but a back-up singer, to the spiritual song of your eyes." (3) HER:"I like that. You must impress quite a few women with your words." ME: "Only the ones who canfully appreciate, that my words rush out, based on who is inspiring me." HER: "I bet your girlfriendmust love to hear your words." ME: "She used to. But then her. hearing started going, so I took herto the doctor and had her put to sleep." (4) She laughs. ME (with mock sadness): "It broke my heart,but I knew she wouldn't be in pain anymore." HER (still laughing): "You are so terrible!" ME: "Did Imention she had cataracts too?" HER (touching my arm and laughing): "Stop that." ME: "Actually,I'm still looking for.that unique woman who can offer me the same long term adventure, that I give."HER: "Maybe your standards are too high, for them?" ME: "Maybe. If it's one thing I've learned;living in L.A. all my life, it's that beauty is common. I could walk outside my front door, and chancesare a beautiful woman would walk by within just a few minutes. So, for me, a woman has to havemore to offer me, than just her beauty. She has to have the ability to allow that sense of adventureto come out. This world is filled with people who are nearly interested in having an excitingadventure. But if you just do it, and you find your own reasons for why this has to happen right now,the chances of capturing my attention long term, increases dramatically." (5) HER: "What kind of adventure are you talking about?" ME: "That kind of adventure where you go deep inside yourself,and pull up all those exciting feelings you had, when you were younger. Can you remember a time,when you had a deep fascination about experiencing something new? And the more you look at this,the more you convince yourself that this is an opportunity you want to grab hold of, right now.Because you know you deserve this gift, so you just go for it, without having to think about it." (6)She didn't answer at first, and just looked at me with eyes that were now getting very shiny. Thenshe let out a, "Mmm." And then said: "Yeah, I can think of a few things." ME (tapping my finger onher wrist): "Can you feel that to be the kind of adventure you want to enjoy over and over. With me,that's the greatest gift you can give yourself. (7) HER: "Yeah. I'd like that." ME (looking at my watch):"Oh, is it that time already? That sure flew by. Listen, I have a previous engagement I need to go to.