Weekly Stream of Consciousness Writing – Prompt – Creature (oh wordpress, you get me).
Music: Samsara Blues Experiment – 2010 album Long Distance Trip
I’ve always been an odd creature.
When I was in middle school a boy in my class turned to me, moved really close and asked me if I turned into a cat in the middle of the night.
“Your eyes are cat eyes. Do you turn into a cat at night?”
“I don’t know, I’m asleep.”
That seemed reasonable enough for him.
I was always too kind, in elementary school it got me in trouble with bullies.
They needed someone to exploit. I was all too willing if it meant someone would be my friend.
I never quite felt like I fit in.
I still don’t although I’m more comfortable with it now.
I guess at a certain point you realize everyone is some form of odd.
We’re all strange.
Maybe that’s why I connected with “weird hippie music” so much.
Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Doors … all artists that embraced the fact that people are weird.
I explored all kinds of alternative paths.
I abandoned the Christian religion I’d been raised in as a teenager and explored Pagan and Buddhist lifestyles instead.
That will throw people through a loop when your parents decide to relocate you from a diverse city area to a hick town at 15.
It is nice to realize clarity comes with age
To realize that maybe we’re all wrong
But if we’re all wrong I guess I really don’t want to be right.
I can be odd all day, nobodies going to change that.
Embrace it, it’s ok.
We’re wrong, we’re right, we’re strange.
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