bold enough to be......Original!
Contributor
Written by
Pam Lee-miller
September 2011
Contributor
Written by
Pam Lee-miller
September 2011

 

"Originality implies being bold

enough to go beyond accepted norms."

Anthony Storr

 

John Mason said, "You were born an original, don't buy a copy."

 

I have to wonder when it happens,

when the thin line between original and copied merge,

become blurred,

sometimes,

even becomes obsolete.

Is it shortly after birth,

or perhaps when that first person laughs at us,

Is it the first roll of the eye

or

when someone begins to ignore us because we are too

different,

strange,

abnormal,

compared to societal standards?

 

We humans

strange creatures that we are,

spend so much time,

trying to be like each other

that

somehow

we lose

the wonder

of being

the original copy--the one unlike any other--

we feel ashamed, embarrassed, unwelcome

to

be free to be me.

 

What is it in us

that allows us

to give ourselves up so easily?

 

I love original people,

those

who are so comfortable in their own skin,

that it

is

almost

second nature

to both

be

themselves

while at the same time,

loving and accepting

everyone else

for what they are and who they are...

there doesn't seem to be many originals left in the world.

 

To be

free

comfortable

and

actually love

our own skin

in

a society

that

encourages

us

to buy the same jeans,

the expensive tennis shoes,

or the fashion shirt

the day

--

Courage and heart and spunk and self-love

only then

can

we

be strong enough

brave enough

free

enough

to

be free of the protective camouflage sameness

that

allows humankind to blend together in

a

bland sameness mush.

 

Original

that is the happening place,

comfortable within the skin

we are given,

Free enough to spread out our wings

and

allow the true colors of self

to explode and pop out in boldness

to

add a little color

to

a

camouflaged world.

 

On this night

take a few minutes and go inside

find your inner spirit

and

let it fly.

 

Go forth in boldness

leaving behind the copy the world

has placed on you...

Fling the door open and scream,

Look at me world

I'm me!!!

and

it feels pretty damn good!

 

Think about it

and

live a life of boldness

and

original color.

 

hugs and blessings...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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