Wednesday, July 03, 2019

We are different

No matter how much we want to believe that we are like others, and how much we want to "fit in", we are different.

We can have the same parents, grow up in the same hometown, read the same books, go to the same schools, and have the same teachers, but the things we take away are different than even those with whom we share DNA.

We learn differently, we see things differently, we hear things that resonate that others discard as noise.

Others may scoff at something that moves us to the core. We are different.

That thought struck me today as I walked to our field of flowers. We have a field of zinnias that we planted for the bees.

Jilda walks down every few days and cuts fresh bouquets for our bathrooms and the great room. 

Today when I walked down, I noticed a lone white flower in a rainbow of zinnias. It was no better or worse than the other beautiful flowers, but it was different.


  1. Being different can be good or not so good dpending on your state of mind

  2. How I wish that more people were aware of that simple (and life changing) truth.

  3. That's a very important observation. We are indeed different both on the individual and on the group level. That's why slogans like 'Equality' are dangerous . Equality of chances - yes, by all means. Everyone should be given the chance to study and work. But today's slogan is only 'Equality' which means I want what you have even though I don't have the capability to get it.

  4. Sooo you just described America. When the chips are down the citizens kick in and with all our differences we push to show ONE thing the beauty of this great land. happy 4th, stay safe and continue observing!
    Sherry & jack in Virginia country!

  5. The difference is such a contrast. It is good to be noticed.

  6. "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." (Henry David Thoreau)



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