Quote from Matt’s journal (May 4th, 2003):

“I am 24 years old, and I like punk music more now than I did when I was fifteen. People always told me I was so supposed to grow out of it all.

“Maybe I have grown out of a lot. I have. I don’t put on a costume of cool every time I go out. I don’t need things like music or interests define who I am. Most people my age are the same way. Then again, some people define themselves by what car they drive, what floor their office is on, the type of pen they write with-did you know that? There is a whole scene of adults who love writing with expensive pens.”