Tonight went better I think. We gelled but there was a healthy distance. He kind of encouraged me to go up and tell some jokes which I'm self conscious about. Then at the end of the night he read some lyrics to me that he wrote which he's never done before and he generally mumbles lyrics or flat out won't sing them. So that's what I think this is about- that's why I keep mentioning mentorship. I think that something about both of us encourages the other to open up and share things we wouldn't otherwise feel comfortable doing. It's really beautiful to see, actually. It doesn't happen all the time but when it does it feels really rewarding. But I left thinking, even if next week he isn't able to share or be as open... It's the moments where we do to focus on. It's overall developing us into more confident people in a weird way. He actually rewrote my favorite song of his to take out some lines that he said didn't fit anymore. Did a whole overhaul of the song and turned it positive and I was like wow he's really growing. know what I'm saying? My poems I wrote were really well received like multiple people told me how much they liked my work and I got people's attention who hadnt been paying attention because of how compelling what I was reading was. It was cool.