Thursday, October 05, 2017

freak flag

I never set out to be weird. It was always other people
who called my weird.
~ Frank Zappa
It's an ubiquitous query: What makes you You?
What's your thing? Your gig? Your uniqueness?

There's a few folks who feel there's no such thing as "originality." That originality is made up of ideas and qualities appropriated over time. Perhaps the thought you have isn't exactly original or unique, but your perception of it certainly is. Because you're you and no one can see things the way you do. Martha Graham, bless her pointy toes, said it the very best:

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.

And so there you have it, Buttercup. Go forth into this world with your Freak Flag held high. You've got work to do.
The Everyday Tarot

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