Vincent Van Patten
Exploring what lights my soul on fire ❤️‍🔥 Author | Photographer | Host of The Dare to Dream Podcast | Coffee Times inspo editor ☕️
Photo of author at home in San Diego, CA


I couldn’t be more excited to announce that I’m now the editor of the Coffee Times inspiration column. Here’s a bit about me; let’s get acquainted.

About Me

My name is Vincent Russell Van Patten, I’m twenty-six-years-old, and I currently call San Diego, California home.

I’m a self-published author, travel photographer, and…

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Hanging in the sky,
It always comes back to this
The orange light
As if looking at another world
Like a punch in the face
Wake the fuck up

Again and again
Dreaming about the same old things
That feeling in the body where it’s impossible to move
That pain in your chest that aches
For something you can never have
Waking from one dream and sleeping in

Faster it beats
The rhythm of the song
Faster it beats
The heart when the eyes move
Faster it beats
Chances missed never the next
The moments

It always comes back to this
The body shivers when alone
Never, been in this time and space,
Never, knew you could run this far.
Never, cried for the first time.

Melting are the fears,
When the sky hangs there
Gently I wake,
The dream is over.

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A waxing gibbous moon
Climbs across the painted sky with calculated steps;
Its guise of translucence stripped along with light of day,
Lucid now, alike the paths which lay
Weaving towards the sandy hilltop
Where once I shuddered, frightened,
Stopped — my shadow’s tracks lay buried
Underneath each sun rising,
Moon climbing,
Days and nights gone by —…

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Anton Ego, the villain in the Pixar movie Ratatouille, is my hero. When I need something to grab me by the soul and say: Hey, it’s still you in there. Be easy — I throw on Ratatouille, my favorite movie.

Yes I’m twenty-six and yes, it’s a movie about a…

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Friends, fam, mystical creatures of the deep — happy Friday. How are you? I hope you are as good as you can possibly be, because this time ain’t easy.

And WOW am I ready for the flowers of spring to blossom, to wake from this slumber and fucking live again.

Vincent Van Patten

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