I had a blast handing out food today with several friends. Sid was one of the many recipients, he was very grateful. Sid is a super nice guy who goes by the name of Sid as a nickname, after the notorious Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols. Perhaps you have heard the names of Sid and Nancy before?
Sid Vicious, who was from London, England, died at the young age of only 21. His band was one of the most influential music groups in the world for punk music. It’s not my cup of tea, but he broke the mold for many in the 1970’s at a very young age. It literally changed the music world for many bands that soon followed his style.
Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols murdered his girlfriend (his manager) Nancy Spungen in a New York hotel room. He later went through a prison re-hab program on Rikers Island and was released on bail. With drugs supplied by his own mother who threw him a party after he was released from jail, he overdosed on heroin and died.
This Sid, who lives in a closed down and boarded up hotel, is extremely neat and tidy. The hotel lacks running water, electricity or even locks on the doors (they were once electronic locks controlled by a card). His small room is exceptionally maintained and cared for. Everything he owns has a place. He even had a desk with a makeshift name plate on the front of the desk.
I would say he has dreams bigger than his current reality, which is a great thing.
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." -Walt Disney