“Life is a pair of skinny jeans and you are a big fat ass. That’s it. It’s uncomfortable being a human being.” ~ Tom Papa (comedian)
I wanted the title to be: Fitting In. You are Weird and a Big Fat Ass, but I thought people might take it the wrong way.
The more I’m sharing about myself, my quirks, my outlooks, my geek posse, my fears, my memories, my embarrassing moments, even my empathic experiences, I’m realizing I am not an alien after all! In fact, I’m thinking some of you might be aliens.
A dimmer switch for Sir Brain would be nice. Sometimes herbs and exhaustion help to dim the thoughts. Wine helps, and the ingredients in certain brownies that I will never try again. One word: Paranoia. I actually visited all the layers of hell—anyone smiling knows what I mean. I could digress on this subject and make you laugh hysterically. Major chocolate craving coming on…
Anyhows…(I meant to put an S there for effect. But now that I’ve explained this the effect is gone. But I didn’t want anyone to think I couldn’t spell anyhow and pass judgment. Because I live in constant fear of people finding flaws and errors in my ways and passing judgment.)
Anyhow…It’s sure nice to know I’m not alone. Sure nice to know everyone is messed up (I mean that in a good way). Nice to know, too, that most of you have all the same thoughts and weirdness I do, but you have the ability to keep most clammed up and shut away inside. Which, I guess, has its drawbacks, too. At least I’ll never explode because I held too much back. I’m not a slow ticking time bomb (despite what my mother-in-law once wrote about me).
I am like a garden hose set on slow drip—the perfect companion to a thirsty dog or playful child in the heat of the summer days.
Writing this off the top of my head. Let’s see what comes out. Drip, drip, drip…
We are All Weird
We are all weird
We are all trying to fit in
We aren’t happy all the time
We’ll never be happy all the time
That’s an illusion
We dream, sometimes big
We wish and wish and wish
We copy and imitate in hopes of being accepted
We try to figure others out
Try even harder to figure our own self out
We cry at sad movies
We laugh at dumb jokes
We light up a room
And can bring about feelings of gloom
We are powerful, magical, mysterious
And filled with a gentle charm
Our esteem is worthy
Even though we may not know
Our life has purpose
Even as we search
We are so remarkably fantastically beautiful
A reflection of beauty
One to the other
I’m so happy to know you
Each and everyone
So happy to stand in your light
Breathe in your energy
Breathe out your kindness
There is no better blessing
Than knowing you are not alone
That there is always a hand, a smile, a knowing wink
I giggle at our quirks
I celebrate our uniqueness
But I dwell and live fullest in our connection
The connection we share in seeing one in the other
Okay. This is a little beyond PG-rated, but as you’re my friend, and all, I just have to say, if you search online videos for “fitting in” there seems to be a lot of bike fitting, horse saddle fitting, golf club fitting, clothing fitting, fake male “private parts” fitting. Oops. I hope I didn’t just steer someone in the wrong direction! Don’t want you to obsess about the fit of your saddle.
Serious and Uplifting. He makes a lot of good videos.