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Today I want you to take a loving look at your unique Eunice. Er-- you-ness.
While we are much more alike than we are different, we are also like snowflakes in our sometimes subtle, sometimes remarkable differences. I've used Kingsolver's (or was it Pollen's?) analogy about this before. Any given ear of corn (or apple) contains seeds with disparate aspects. One seed might thrive in a short hot summer, one in a cold long one, one in wet conditions and one in drought. While their aspects may not be helpful in the short-term, they are essential for the long-term survival of the species involved.
Sometimes what we perceive as undesirable is only so within a limited scope of understanding. My friend Sebi recently shared this old classic about finding where we belong and our traits are loved.
|delightful different rushed eggleston|
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Hey Weirdo-- Yeah, You.
Strangers in Strange Lands
Quote of the day: (forgive the sexist language-- he's old)
At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time. - Friedrich Nietzsche
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