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e.e. can do it better.

I can think of about a million ways I’m different from everyone else. But what I can’t think of is a coherent way to express these differences. We’ve been hearing it since kindergarten: “Celebrate your differences!” But really, we have no choice. Mainly, my thoughts are what make me different from you; my distinct ideas. And I’d have to write a novel to express this clearly to you.

So, like almost everything in my life, e.e. cummings can say it best for me:

“To be nobody but yourself in a world- which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”

(in case you’re wondering, my favorite e.e. cummings poem is “since feeling is first” [“and kisses are a better fate/than wisdom…we are for each other: then/laugh, leaning back in my arms/for life’s not a paragraph/and death i think is no parenthesis]. And “let it go.” But really, I love everything he does).


This post is in response to #reverb10 day 8, with prompt: 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.

2 Responses to “e.e. can do it better.”

  1. megabrooke Says:

    you are doing so good at this project this month! im already slacking. i love reading yours. this one is perfect!

  2. Jenn Says:

    That is one of my favorite quotes! I used as my senior quote in high school.

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