This is an interactive journal

Ryan Hurtgen behind “The Love Inside”

It is designed for you to journal from Ryan’s experience, also known as “Artist-Inspired” journaling.

How it Works:
1. Pause at moments when the story resonates with you.
2. Pull out a notebook and begin journaling. Free write distraction free for as long as you can. Pause and Play at your leisure.
3. Towards the end of the story, there is a journaling prompt for you to reflect and answer.
4. Go to the last 20 seconds of this video for the journaling prompt.

Three ways of Journaling

A) Write down what the artist said that you can relate to and start journaling.

B) Respond to the Journaling Prompt at the end of the interview.

C) Respond to the artist quote that we have chosen for each interview.

Journal for 15-40 minutes uninterrupted.

“When two people are in love with each other they see no flaws in the other person so they have this perfection, but it’s also about the imperfection of perfection and acceptance in that regard.” -Ryan Hurtgen

Ryan Hurtgen is a vocalist and songwriter of Perfect Beings, a progressive rock band based in Los Angeles, known for fusing traditional prog rock with modern melodies. Their first album, self-titled, Perfect Beings, is loosely based on the 2013 sci-fi novel Tj and Tosc by Suhail Rafidi centered around transformation, self-identity, technology, and love in a post-apocalyptic world. Their second album, Perfect Beings II, is a more impressionistic firestorm of emotion and raw energy. It combines progressive, experimental, classical, ambient, rock, jazz and pop in its evolution. “The Love Inside” is track 4 and one of the main centerpiece songs inside the album.

In this “Fiction. Based on a True Conversation over Sushi about The Love Story behind ‘The Love Inside,’ ” Mingjie and Ryan have a raw discussion about love, loss, and redemption… over raw fish.


Beneath the layers, what is the love you have inside?

Have you ever broken up with someone because of high expectations?

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Producer: Mingjie Zhai; Interviewer & Editor: Mingjie Zhai
Perfect Beings II Album–>  “The Love Inside”
More on Ryan’s Music –> Moon Dreams Album

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About The Love Story

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit publication, educational program, and production company whose mission is to inspire the broken-hearted to transform pain into a passion, choose self-expression over self-destruction, and create your love loss into a three-act love story.

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“You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.”-Rumi

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