Mark Twain once said of great loss: "The intellect is stunned by the shock and but gropingly gathers the meaning of the words. The power to realize their full import is mercifully lacking." Once, The Bearded Man was faced with the kind of tragic pain that strikes us all at some point in our lives — he lost his grandmother. Not knowing where to turn, he did what many do — he turned to his music. In his moment of need, he received an unexpected correspondence from a girl far away who had written exactly the right vocals to fit his heart-wrenching song. In these moments, The Bearded Man has noticed that deeper connections seem to emerge out of nowhere. Dreams become more vivid, bizarre occurrences seem more frequent, and only for a moment, all things feel more connected and intertwined. When faced with significance, it's as if the curtains hiding truth are pulled back for just a second, and across space and time, we can all catch a fleeting glimpse of that rare afterglow.