David Berkowitz's (former Son of Sam)Other trasnslations here http://www.ariseandshine.org/Testimony-&-Translations.html
My name is David Berkowitz, and I am a prison inmate who has been incarcerated for more than thirty-six years. I have been sentenced to prison for the rest of my life. My criminal case is well known and was called the Son of Sam shootings.
It was twenty-four years ago, when I was living in a cold and lonely prison cell, that God got a hold of my life. Here is my story of Hope...
CHILD OF TORMENT
Ever since I was a small child, my life seemed to be filled with torment. I would often have seizures in which I would roll on the floor. Sometimes furniture would get knocked over. When these attacks came, it felt as if something was entering me.
My mother, who has long since passed away, had not control over me. I was like a wild and destructive animal. My father had to pin me to the floor until these
. . .you might notice that I always use shape and form of anime in most of my artworks, But my inner side always tells me that I don't have that much interest in it. . .
I don't know, maybe my main purpose about using anime is just for fine art, while many skilled people might think about using it for other purpose . . . this might be why some people who tend to dislike anime so much still have minor interest in some of my anime art.
First of all, I want to thank you for posting such an in-depth, thoughtful journal. I think your ability to communicate in English is better than mine, and that’s the only language I know well!
So no, your post is not only not stupid, but it is very intelligent.
If I was talking to you, I would ask you, “What is the goal?” You write of many interests: classical artwork, philosophy and music; your interest to communicate your artistic vision using the genre of anime; your altruistic interests, your competitive nature. Most of all, perhaps, your interest to be true to yourself.
If you feel that you’re not being true to yourself with your artwork, I suggest devoting a certain amount of time to artwork that is ONLY for you. That way you can continue to be successful commercially and financially. But this will give you an outlet to express the full spectrum of your artistic skills.
Whatever happens, I think you’re an amazingly talented person and I am rooting for you as you continue to evolve as an artist and a person!