What is the meaning of life?

What is the meaning of life?

I was reminded today about a video clip that I had seen sometime ago that had an impact on me for so many reasons. You have to keep with me here, it has nothing to do with running… but maybe it does?

It made me question so much.

Firstly, like many people, I watched the clip and immediately judged the person talking. I thought to myself, ‘this guy is a crackpot… he’s on drugs… jeez, what crazy guy!’

But I stopped judging and listened and once I had put my barriers down I found the words spoken and his delivery to be quite magical. A little like the first time I heard Baz Luhrman’s – ‘Everybody’s Free To Wear Sunscreen

The video clip is available on multiple sources and I am actually not sure who the originator is? I believe it to be ©Sea101.3 / Rony Portillo

But I don’t want you to watch the video, at least not yet. I want you to be a blank canvas. You can watch the video later, for now, click on the play icon on the audio file below and then read the words.

I wonder,

will it have the same impact on you, as it did on me?

Let me know.


What is the meaning of life?

To live,

To live in the mystery

and to find purpose

and to live in the now




What is your most adventurous memory?


I remember this

This is an adventure

This, this the memory


What advice do you have for younger generations?

Younger generations…?

Live in the moment

Don’t get old

Don’t judge people

Because you can’t be free if you judge people

Love now




How do you define free?

By doing what you love


What is that?


This is the moment



It repeats.


What other advice do you have for us?

That your always doing what is in your heart

You can’t get away from your heart

Life is a paradox

It’s a mirror of confusion





Who do you love?

I love

All of you


©Sea101.3 / Rony Portillo

Mathew Silver


Recorded on the streets of New York City. Audio is copyright ©sea101.3/ Rony Portillo

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About Mathew

My role as a clown, trickster and village idiot is to parody excessive seriousness by playing with taboos, rules, and social norms.  My inspiration comes from my heart.  I perform for smiles and laughter, loosening people’s armor, and opening up a portal for imagination, creativity and love.

Some people see me as a raving lunatic, pompous “artistic” hipster, or attention-starved 9 year-old, but people don’t consciously understand the role of a clown in society. Read between the lines and you will start to see things from a different perspective.  By breaking down boundaries, I provide you, the viewer, with permission to open your mind and realize it’s okay to act silly from time to time. We may trick ourselves into believing we know everything, constantly striving for perfection in a society that requires a civilized, job-holding, serious individual.  We cannot be perfect.  If we allow ourselves the chance to be flawed perhaps we can let the obstacles humble us, rather than make us rigid.  In the end we can let our guards down to attain our most basic need of giving and receiving love.

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