Carving out Your Place
When all the world is one way, and you’re another, it can be a very lonely feeling. It’s easy to feel that they’re right and you’re wrong. And that being wrong is the very worst thing you can possibly be. It’s easy to feel like it’s a cold winter’s night and you’re outside, peering into the window of a great feast filled with laughing, rosy-cheeked people, dancing and embracing, a feast to which you aren’t invited.
It’s easy to believe that you either need to cut off and/or squish parts of yourself to fit into their place, or roam the streets alone, looking longingly into other people’s feasts, ad infinitum. It’s easy to assume that because you don’t see a place for yourself, that such a such a place could not possibly exist, and even if it did, it wouldn’t a very good place anyway. It’s easy.
But what if there were such a place, a beautiful inviting place filled with people who resonated to the same rhythm that drives your own heart, a place where not only did you not have to squish yourself to fit there, but it supports and affirms the wonderful Pegasus-unicorn-snowflakeness that is you!? What if you walked around the halls of this place and got to think, “That painting is exactly the one I’d put there,” and “Oh, that color blue on the walls is even lovelier than what I could ever dreamed of.” What if this place not only celebrates who you are, but challenges you to be the kind of you that turns your dreams from sparkly puffs of air, into the world of brick and mortar (or terabytes and chat rooms, which ever one’s your jam)?
What if it’s waiting to be born, this place, and you are the only magical blue fairy in all the world that can sprinkle their own particular brand of artisanal fairy dust, say “I believe” to call it into being? Because only someone like you (get ready, this is a long sentence, breathe deep.), someone just exactly like you at this very exact point in time in the whole entire universe past, present and future can look at the world in the inimitable way you do and see "what could be" in the way you do and say, “What if this were different from how it is?” (and exhale . . . what about that, huh?) And if that you didn’t say those words, it, this beautiful, magical, wonderful place, just won’t come to be? And finally, what if finding and living and thriving in such a place not only helps you, but inspires the people around you to do the same?
What if all these wonderful, marvelous, miraculous things can only happen if at one point in time, you took a look at the world and thought to yourself, “I don’t fit here, so I’d better create someplace where I do?”
Well, you better get cracking then, huh?
What kind of world do you want to live in and what are you willing to do to make it so?
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6/11/2017 10:32:29 pm
I am thrilled and terrified by this. Therrified?? Thanks for another eye-opener.
6/12/2017 09:25:18 am
Therrified sounds about right.
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