Reverb 10 ~ Beautifully Different

Wait a minute- How'd I get so behind?

Falling down on the job.

December 8 – Beautifully Different.


Think 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.

(Author: Karen Walrond)




That's the first thing that comes to mind.

The second is this:

I am woefully oversensitive. Every impression seems enormous. I pick up on too many things. I feel tension underneath the surface. I notice every piece of litter, of mess. I often feel scared or offended by what people are saying. If I see a man stumble in the street it makes me cry. I question everything. In the U.S. the freeway was enough to have me in my bed with blankets over my head. Why are we all driving in these boxes? Why aren't we talking to each other?

I have often wished to be more impervious. I have often wished to be made of stronger stuff. Something not so bendable.

However, I see flowers in the cracks, tiny plants growing in the wall. I see a kind grandmother touch her grandbaby's chin, I see a frog peering at me when I open my back door. I see an egret on a water buffalo's back, I notice when the gypsies get to town, I see my neighbor standing in the sun in her backyard, I see how lovely she is. I see stories, I see stories everywhere.

I am a writer. I see words and stories, and my woeful sensitivity makes me this way and I am thankful for it.