Wednesday, December 08, 2010

beautifully different

dec. 8 - beautifully differentthink about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you different – you’ll find they’re what make you beautiful.

12:365 freckles on one side

a long time ago, i wrote about the freckles that are only on one side of my face, so i won't go into that again, tho' i do think it's something that makes me different. whether it's beautiful or not is open to debate, but it does seem to be quite unique.

i've wracked my brain for the other ways in which i'm different...i think we all, on the inside of ourselves, find ourselves to be unique, our view of the world different than others, but in our thinking that, we're really the same, aren't we? my quirky views of the world...that eventually you won't have to follow the no-passing markings on the road because you'll be experienced enough to just KNOW whether someone is coming, or my childhood belief that the local newscasters on television could see me...those are different. but i don't really believe those things anymore.


i think i exude a kind of energy that lights people up. some people. for others, it bothers them. greatly. and they want to shut it down or simply make it go away. and what's interesting is that i don't have any control of it - i can't turn it off or on, it's just there, beaming out of me, hitting people in a positive or a negative way, quite beyond my control. and it's something that i both get to enjoy immensely and which hurts me at times almost beyond my comprehension. it's such an ephemeral thing - it's hard to describe and control. it's just there. a kind of life force. making me a bee charmer to some and a stinging bee to others. part of what makes me beautifully different and uniquely me.

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8 comments:

Elizabeth said...

bee-charmer!!!!

Dyche Designs said...

I love that, I know exactly what you mean about energy.

stephanie said...

It's always been interesting to me that something that some people are drawn to can at the same time repel others. But I think you're more of a bee-charmer. :)

mrs mediocrity said...

well, for me it is definitely bee charmer. bees are a gardener's friend. and you add much light to the world.

The Painting Queen said...

A wonderful description of your light! very cool. Your eye and freckles remind me of a butterfly wing.

nacherluver said...

I completely understand what you're saying. I know the feeling. I love how you describe it.
...and I love the one sided freckle deal. How uniquely you! What fun! My blonde son has a patch of black hair behind one ear. I love uniqueness.

beth said...

i loved this prompt best so far....
and i love your one sided freckles :)

The Empress said...

I think that top photo of you is beautiful.