As a kid, I would push my shoulders forward in order to hide my heart from being hurt.
Stevie Wonder's 'Songs in the Key of Life' was on constant shuffle throughout my childhood. I remember my dad playing some stellar Max Roach albums as well.
I think that there are a lot of elements and events that will make you scared in life and make you not want to sort of show your true self.
I think that the major message in 'Shrek: The Musical' is be who you want to be. I think that it is about being your true self in this world.
I grew up in Germany for a little while, and all my German friends said that Seattle, weather and energy-wise, is a lot like West Germany. It's true.