Oh, that’s absurd
Ever been told- “oh, that’s absurd.” How about “you must be out of your mind.” To both I respond, GREAT!
Dare to be different.
“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” —Coco Chanel
“What sets you apart can sometimes feel like a burden and it’s not. And a lot of the time, it’s what makes you great.” —Emma Stone. …
“For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end,” she wrote in her bestselling memoir, Becoming. —Michelle Obama
A couple more examples of being unique:
Self Portrait as Rapunzel’s Hair C. Russell Price Eoagh Mag, 2016
First, I was comb controlled,
a straight-teeth, barely-banged
mini pig-tailed temple.
Today, I enter a hay thrasher
for a braid machine.
I cover myself in an acre of blue bows.
I keratin, I frizz, I fuck him.
Naked, he lays his breastplate aside
and swims within me like fine spaghetti.
I stink like his pits. He greases me down,
Frenches me until sunrise.
The trapeze free fall I feel
when he says “let down, let down,”
is like a Tower of Terror drop:
how a collapsing fault-lined bridge must crumble.
I kiss the hostas ‘round the stone chemise.
I let spiders hitch rides into R’s room.
Birds pick split-end strays to make mansion nests.
When he climbs me like a POW,
he goes straight to her thirsty body.
He looks into her dumbass eyes,
he watches all of us ungulate in the mirror.
He talks to her, but he came here for me.