A Delightful Person: Cameron Gray


the story: cameron and i share lots of mutual friends at school. i'm not sure exactly when we met, but we have shared many a breakfast together since. cameron founded a celebratory society called freedom fridays, and i am honored to be a member. he is one of samford's cooler inhabitants.

your {soundtrack}: this is hard because it changes all the time, but... "c-minor" by mewithoutyou, "the funeral" by band of horses, "time to pretend" by mgmt, "who knows, who cares" by local natives, "manhattan" by kings of leon, "amazing because it is" by the almost, "i'm safer on an airplane" by copeland, "little secrets" by passion pit. there's just too many.

your {script}: fight club, lonesome dove, v for vendetta, butch cassidy and the sundance kid, blow, wedding crashers, ferris bueller's day off.

your {rough draft}: the giving tree by shel silverstein, survivor by chuck palahniuk, a million miles in a thousand years by donald miller, the reader by bernhard schlink, lonesome dove by larry mcmurty, the great gatsby by f. scott fitzgerald, the road by cormac mccarthy.

your {shade}: green because i love being outside.

your {inspiration}: music, nature, airports, road trips, unconditional love.

words to {live} by: whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. {1 john 4:8}

don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity. {1 timothy 4:12}

pain is God's megaphone to rouse a deaf world. {c.s. lewis}

consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative. {oscar wilde}

face the facts of being who you are, for that is what changers what you are. {soren kierkegaard}

don't forget to love yourself. {soren kierkegaard}

you {love}: bicycles, guitars, traveling, reading and writing, art, architecture. i love people even though i don't always act like it. i love creation. i love Jesus. i love love.

your {escape}: playing guitar and writing songs.

your {origins}: atlanta, georgia. hip-hop capital of the world!!! but seriously, it's a big city with plenty of diversity and culture, but still some southern charm. there's so much to do, and there's always new venues, restaurants, and shops to be found. not to mention, the music scene is PHENOMENAL.

your {fondest} memory: probably anytime i went to my grandparents' house in louisiana as a kid. four wheelers, bb guns, cousins, plenty of land to run around on, and my grandpa giving me coffee if i woke up early enough.

your biggest {challenge}: accepting everyone for who they are. i've gotten better at it.

you {wish} you could meet: jack white, freedy mercury, john f. kennedy, robert kennedy, abraham lincoln, john lennon, zooey deschanel, king david.

your {proudest} moment: i guess being the captain of my high school's first winning soccer team in history. we had a winning season, and we won our last game at home. i was proud of the team most of all. they worked hard for years to get there. it should be a disney movie.

or the time keighlee mcaslin told me i look like jude law.

you want to {be}: myself.

your {wildest} dream: being a touring musician and having a farm in franklin, tennessee, to call home. or to be a cowboy. or to be a chef and have a show in the travel channel like anthony bourdain. i have lots of wild dreams.

your {pet peeves}: when people complain about things, but don't do anything to change them.

your {site}: http://cbgp-and-d.tumblr.com/

your {location}: samford univeristy, but currently home for christmas!!!

your {childhood ambition}: to be a rock star. some things never change.

{surprise} us: SURPRISE!

{descibe} yourself: intentional.

cameron, you recently told me that you tried to live your life according to the idea that God is love. i think you are accomplishing that goal every single day because you have treated me, as well as everyone else you encounter, with love. you are joyful and inquisitive and winsome. but best of all, you look like Jesus. can't tell you how blessed i feel to know you. keep being free, wonderful boy.

you are {delightful}.