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marching to my own drumbeat

Originally published at Faith Seeking Understanding. You can comment here or there.

Stumbled across this picture last night, and it amuses me how thoroughly me it is.

I know the old joke about you being unique, just like everyone else, but in my case it really was true. In some ways I was intensely reliant on the approval of others, but I wanted them to approve of me as I was; I don’t recall being all that susceptible to peer pressure. And these days at least I get a lot of my strength from being okay being a cute little oddball. (I mean… fandom.) The little kid at the end even looks a little like me at the time I took ballet lessons.

Sometimes this means it feels like I’m swimming against the stream and not in a good way. I would probably feel that way anyway. At least I iz what I iz, as Popeye put it, and that’s the kind of thing that can’t be taken away.

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jay_of_lasgalen
Oct. 2nd, 2013 06:56 pm (UTC)
I came across that picture a few weeks ago, and just love it! I can see me here (apart from the fact that I wouldn't have been seen dead at a ballet class!) and my daughter :>)
engarian
Oct. 2nd, 2013 08:41 pm (UTC)
I love this. I suspect I would either be the one on the end or the second from the left. Just that different drummer :-)

We need people who swim against the current. They are always the interesting ones. *hugs*

- Erulisse (one L)
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