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Coming-of-Age Canon: Jay V.

Formative Stories from the YOUTH Group


Formative Inspiration (book/movie/song, etc)
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

What about it struck you?
Siddhartha’s journey and his ultimate return to the river in the woods reminds me that we all have a journey we have to take, and we all carry love in our hearts.

How has it informed your development as a person/artist/scholar/etc?
I try to always welcome change and remain open to new or different ideas.

Have you incorporated any of its lessons into your life that you use, even now?
Very much so. The world is a pretty crazy place, so I try to remember to let things roll off my chest, like a rock in the river.

Would you recommend it to others? Why or why not?
Absolutely, sometimes all it takes to find peace is a good book.