HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY FRIEND!!
Pat, you have been just what i have needed recently. An inspiration, a role model, and a hero. Going through high school is tough, and I have come to find that being a freshman is quite difficult at times. Before I really started surrounding myself with Train’s and your music, I was lost. I figured i would end up in some well known, snobby, east coast college studying who knows what becuase that’s what my mom expected. Well not anymore.
Your music opened my eyes to see the West Coast; more specifically San Francisco, California. I went there in November to visit my aunt, and I fell in love (just as you warned in Half Moon Bay ;] ). I now realize that I should follow my calling of art to the city of my dreams. My art teacher has told me of some fantastic art schools in the Bay Area, and I cannot wait. I plan to make the most out of high school-cherish each moment, and make many memories- but I’m excited to move out of this small, Jersey town.
I hope that today, on your very special day, you are surrounded by those who you love, and who love you as well. I hope that you get as much out of life as you deserve. Just know that you have touched the life of one girl, and helped her open her eyes, and create herself. For that, I owe you my life. I truly hope that I can meet you, jimmy, and scott one day; that day will be the very best day of my life.
I wish to send you loving, happy vibes on your 42nd birthday; please continue to be the amazing man who I, and many other crazy trainiacs, know and love! <3