Thursday, July 19, 2007

NEWSFLASH: one size doesn't fit all

Growing up, I never felt like I "fit in."

As a kid and teen, I always thought I should have been born into a past generation, should have lived in another town, should have attended a bigger school, should have... well, you get the picture.

As an adult (at least chronologically-speaking), I still feel like I'm on the edge looking in most of the time. I don't mean to imply that I somehow feel superior (or, for that matter, inferior) to others. I just feel... well... different.

Maybe it's just the awareness of my uniqueness. Alternately, maybe what I think is original about me isn't at all and I'm just living in a cloud of self-created illusion.

Have any of you have ever felt like you just couldn't relate to today's world, that you belonged somewhere else but couldn't pinpoint where that place could be?

If you feel like commenting, I'd love to hear your thoughts...

Perhaps we could all get together someday and start an annual Conference of Misfits. Then, we could all feel different together.


jason evans said...

Your last line reminds me of the classic Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer movie where Herbie tells Rudolph: "Let's be independent together!"

I know what you mean by feeling different. I often have a sense of being out of phase. I've likened it to being submerged in the ocean while overhead, the wind and waves churn. Some people are still and observant beneath the water. Others are tossed by the wind and waves.

Jennifer said...

You sound like an actor talking. Or a sag (which I know you are). I used to feel like that and I used to act because of it. (on stage, not in real life -- not that kind of acting). Also, I must go visit this Jason's site -- he always beats me here. It's like he's got your blog on an alarm or something -- wait can we do that. A blog alarm. Hmmm, I'm thinking... and don't say "Feed" I mean a buzzer.

The Quoibler said...

Jason ~ I thought about Rudolph and Herbie, too... we must be on the same wavelength!

Jennifer ~ Blog-O-Buzzer! I love it! :) Definitely visit Jason's blog--he has some really cool stuff there!