First Day Out
First Day Out
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“Never let them steal your aura. To be a criminal in the eyes of the law and a disappointment in the eyes of society is often to look at the present state of the world and find “That's just the way things are” is a dissatisfactory answer. It's the persistence to press on and challenge like a child, understanding that waxing older does not mean ceasing to ask “why” and most certainly does not mean you must accept the world just as it is. The belief in the individual's power to change the world must carry on at any expense.
Never let a cold cell turn your heart cold. Twenty-three hours in a cell is hard but you were still given the twenty fourth, make the most of it and be thankful. Never let the walls around you build up walls within. Be brave enough to love and be vulnerable in the face of adversity. Never let your cell mate go hungry. If the CO won't give you paper — write on the walls, carrying on the spirit of the poets and artists before you.
Where there is a voice, there is hope and hope must continue at all costs so always express and express honestly. When you forget what the sun looks like, remember a greater light lives within; exist in incandescence and rain or shine, reign with shine. If you acted in pure intention, then you need never fear a jail cell for the universe is on your side. There comes a time where what is done in spirit supersedes legality so ride the river, war with the wind, dance with the devil and go beyond. Everything you need is on the other side.”
Christmas Day, 2020.
Coconino County Detention Facility.
DrifterShoots' Open Edition comes on the anniversary of his first day out of jail. This unique “day-and-night” NFT gives collectors the ability to toggle from the video of Drift's first moments out to his self portrait in NYC.
First Day Out is minted on Drift's own customized Manifold smart contract as an ERC-721. Existing collectors will be able to mint early, and public minting will be open for 24 hours.