Saint Tom Petty, you were as real as they come. No matter where life was going you were taking it there and now even after you’re gone you continue to fill our airwaves and our hearts. Your commitment to your fans and to the world beyond was a thing of beauty so let’s get to the point and roll this next one for you.
Saint David Bowie
Saint David Bowie, through your theatrical and ingenious storytelling and unmatched sense of fashion and style you gave generations the sense that it’s ok to be weird. Life is short and a million years wouldn’t have made your’s long enough but we are forever grateful for the time you gave us all, to the very end. Saint David Jones Bowie, whenever we find ourselves looking down may your voice move our heads upwards to the stars looking for a limit as to how far we can go, a limit you taught us does not exist.
Saint Frida Kahlo
Saint Frida, despite a life of physical suffering you spent your days living and fighting for the people who have little voice of their own. For those caught in the shadow of the Great Machine you gave all that you could, never wavering in your struggle. Saint Frida Kahlo, whenever we doubt ourselves, whenever we find ourselves feeling powerless to help others, may you bring a piece of your inner light to guide us through the darkness and into the hands of hope.
Saint Bill Hicks
Saint Bill Hicks, though your time was short your influence has been vast. You lived naked with honesty, never averting from your mission while firing words from your hip at all the beasts of injustice. If the world is the Wild West then you were a sheriff. You did not seek solely to entertain, but to inform, living to your last days in this pursuit. Saint Bill Hicks, whenever we start to take ourselves and the constructs and illusions we build too seriously may you remind us how thin these paper walls are and that life is a ride that can be enjoyed.
Saint Albert Einstein
Saint Albert Einstein, it is true that the laws of space, time and light would be as they are with or without your contribution to science but it is not your equations that make you a saint. It is the mind and the heart that drove the vehicle we all know as Einstein, that stayed the path on an unrelenting quest to show the world that art and science and companionship can give life meaning. You championed the idea that we should express kindness to all things, and that it indeed was our responsibility to do so. Saint Albert Einstein, may you always remind us that the universe is vast and mysterious yet functions as a whole.
Saint John Candy
Honoring Saint John Candy who’s genuine sensibilities and honest approach enriched our lives with grade A comedy.
Both on and off the screen Saint John Candy was a rare type of human being. There are plenty of good and honest people in the world but the purity of Candy was like a diamond planet orbiting a neutron star. He was a great and kind friend to those who knew him and a comedy genius for the rest of us, bringing characters to life that gave you a reason to love people. Saint John Candy, whenever we find ourselves down in the idea that all people are shit may we remember your humble smile and leave that darkness behind.
Saint Mark Twain
Honoring Saint Mark Twain, adventurer and original standup comedian.
There's no reason to be sleepy to celebrate this holiday. Find a bench, sit by a window or lay in the grass, just somewhere that makes you comfortable and take a journey on the dreamy clouds of your mind. Let your eyes focus on nothing as you drift away into a peaceful and momentary detachment. There's a lot to be said for the mental back rub of a good daydream so treat yourself and give a moment today to the cathartic power they offer.
Saint Mary Shelley
Honoring Saint Mary Shelley whose narrative of the obsession of death remains one of the most prominent and enduring ever crafted.
We are delighted to introduce Saint Mary Shelley, patron of gothic horror, science fiction, death and creation. This year of 2018 marks one hundred years since Frankenstein was first published. Though her first novel this magnificent work reflects the universal struggles of dealing with the inevitable loss of loved ones and our plight to overcome the anguishes of death, as well as a warning of the dangers those obsessions may bring. Saint Shelley, who gave your life to literature, may you always help us to rise above the temptations of grief and to remember to treat our creations with kindness.
Book of Shelley 1:18
Saint Bruce Lee
Honoring Saint Bruce Lee who's mastery of martial arts and even stronger philosophical outlook continues to inspire respect and determination.
Saint Bruce Lee was not born to a giant's body. The strength and purity of his willpower and determination however would leave him looking down on snow capped mountains. Lee well understood the fragility of our place in the universe and did not train to avoid death but to live life, a training that would see him become one of the most successful martial artists and entertainers in modern memory despite the underwhelming physical stature he was born with. He understood the potential of his influence and sought to use it to teach the world what he had learned about honesty, balance and the determination to always improve oneself. Saint Bruce Lee Jun-fan, as we go out into the wilderness remind us that even in the face of all odds it is optimism and self-acceptance that will guide us to true potential.
Book of Lee 7:20
Book of Lee 9:3
No Such Thing As Maturity
No Help But Self-Help
Book of Lee 11:27
Saint Jimi Hendrix
Honoring Saint Jimi Hendrix who's unmatched ability to play the electric guitar continues to change the world.
His life was short and he was a quiet man but Saint Jimi Hendrix may be the closest thing on this Earth to having been a real wizard. Not simply a human being he was a doorway to another world and for four years we were able to glimpse that world through him. While his contemporaries fell by crippling indulgence it was Saint Hendrix's profound passion to share with us the messages he learned there of love and togetherness that would ultimately take him, sealing the door shut forever. Fortunately recordings, still radiating with the power of soul, remain of that mystical place and generations continue to feel the influence. Saint Hendrix, martyr, messenger, master of peace and all things love, may your wizardly whammy-bending wails forever be a launching point towards our potential as both creators and as individuals.
Book of Hendrix 4:18
Book of Hendrix 6:9
Book of Hendrix 7:19
Playing in the Rain
A New World
Saint Maya Angelou
Honoring Saint Maya Angelou who's naked honesty revealed her endurance and perseverance and helped give meaning to the concept of identity.
We are proud to announce Saint Maya Angelou, patron of identity, endurance and reflection. A beautiful example of humanity Maya kept herself immersed in creative endeavors over the course of her life. Emboldened with a passion for truth she sought not only catharsis but to enlighten and change people for the better. Saint Maya, when we fall into self-doubt may you remind us of the strength we can find in ourselves to move forward and persevere.
Saint Carl Sagan
Honoring Saint Carl Sagan who's awe for the universe and passion for spreading it introduced generations to the blossoming world of science and understanding.
In this unique age of discovery for millions of people it was the odd but calming voice of Saint Carl Sagan that introduced them to the vastness of the cosmos we inhabit. Bound with a ceaseless wonderment at each new discovery Saint Sagan devoted his life to sharing this awe, breaking down complex biological, astronomical and mathematical observations eloquently to the layman. We journeyed with him on his trip across the known expanse of space and understanding as he emphasized the responsibilities we have to both the planet we live on and the cosmos from which we were birthed. As we stand beneath the stars of each night's sky may you guide our eyes upward and bring us if only for a moment to wonder at the possibilities.
Book of Sagan 13:6
Book of Sagan 17:21
Book of Sagan 7:18
A Place With Four Suns
A Mote of Dust
Saint George Carlin
Honoring St. George Carlin who's sharp comedic insight opened many minds to the machinations of the bullshit machine.
It's all bullshit folks and no one knew it better. As he was never afraid to remind us of this fact we honor the great George Carlin with Sainthood. "Inside every cynical person there is a disappointed idealist," you told us. If this is true then you sir were one of the biggest, with a care and hope for humanity rarely matched or seen in this world. Saint Carlin, as we go forth to navigate through the shit of life, guide us with your wit and observation and whenever the bullshit brings us to weep, may you bring us laughter instead.