When I sent the following letter Registered Mail to Madonna’s manager, Guy Oseary, I had lost a lot of the passion that had initially inspired me to start this project back in the summer of 2004. Thirteen long years had passed since those days when I had dreams of someday becoming famous, being rich and being able to purchase a home for the first time. I also wanted to meet Madonna and dance with her in some obscure nightclub. But as fate would have it, it just wasn’t meant to be. The journey’s that followed this one sent me on a completely different path altogether.
As time passed I realized that my life revealed itself just as it was supposed to, everything was in Divine order. But deep down I still felt as though I owed the younger version of myself a tremendous amount of respect for having the courage to start this project, and for keeping it going regardless of how it turned out. While I felt as though I had given it my best shot, I couldn’t help but remain hopeful that someday something beautiful would happen with my story.
Was it all for nothing, was it just for myself or was there a deeper purpose behind it all? I guess only time would tell the tale. But regardless I remained tenacious in my hope that my dream would someday come true. I knew without a shadow of a doubt that I would hold on to this dream until my last day on earth.
February 14, 2017
I wanted to write this letter to let you know how your music saved my life when I was a much younger man. It all started when you and I came out together in the early 1980’s. I came out to my family and friends as being gay about the same time that you popped onto the music scene, and your music has accompanied my life every step of the way since.
I didn’t realize just how strongly my life was connected to your music until 2004 when a friend of mine asked me why I was such a big fan of yours. I guess the fact that I had attended your Re-Invention Tour several times that year made an impression of her. So instead of trying to tell her, I decided to sit down and put pen to paper to show her. And that was what inspired the first rough draft of my story. That’s when I discovered the synchronicities between your music and my life’s experiences.
I submitted that short story to one of your UK fan site’s in the fall of 2004, which got published afterward. The feedback that I received was very positive, and it was that positive feedback that inspired me to put a lot more effort into my story-telling.
I spent the next five years working feverishly on my story. I became obsessed with it at times; it became my therapist. Writing my story allowed me the opportunity to heal some of the darker times of my past, and inspired me to seek out a more spiritual, metaphysical lifestyle going forward.
My story was published online for free between 2004 and 2010, during which time I received more positive feedback from various English-speaking countries around the world. Some readers suggested that the story become a movie or musical, but I knew that wouldn’t be possible without your willingness to sanction your music. The story doesn’t work well without your music. They both seem to compliment each other very effectively. I stopped writing the story in 2009 after you ended your contract with ©Warner Bros Inc.
But before I moved on completely, I decided to honor you and my story by attending a Kabbalah gathering in Portland, Oregon in the summer of 2009. And it was during that meeting that I discovered the 72 Names of God meditation cards. To say that deck of cards spoke to me on a deep level would be an understatement. That deck of cards changed my life in a very big way.
Six months after being introduced to those cards, I was suddenly without a job and an apartment and embarking on a 72-Day journey across the United States. The journey began on February 16, 2010, and spin-offs of that journey are still in progress to this very day. It’s been quite an adventure.
In May of 2016, I did take time, however, to pause my journey briefly to obtain a copyright for everything that I had written since 2004. I received that copyright from the United States copyright office in May 2016.
Madonna, I just wanted to take a moment to say, “Thank You” for the music, the courage, the love, and inspiration. I genuinely appreciate your artistry for it inspires me, frustrates me and motivates me. If at any point you would like to take a closer look at my story I’ve opened it up once again at no charge. To be clear, I would be interested in collaborating with you or someone on your team if that opportunity ever presented itself.
With love and gratitude,
William Christopher Jordan
www.madonnaandchris.com | www.williamchristopherjordan.com