I’ve always felt different from those around me.
I don’t quite know what it is,
but there is something –
It’s not that I feel I’m better than others,
there is simply something that makes me different.
This has always been true.
I just don’t quite fit in.
Maybe it’s because I spend so much time in
my mind thinking, dreaming, writing, and wondering.
Maybe it’s my endless fascination with words,
or my deep love of nature.
Maybe it’s because I think so much of what
I hear is basically frivolous, while others seem to hang on every word.
But, I think most people take themselves way too seriously.
Even though I’ve always longed to be like others,
at the same time it scares me to think that I could be.
I’ve always longed to be like others, yet I refuse to be.
I’ll continue on my path and see where it leads –
my unfinished business.
Robin Newcomb Bell
JULY 11, 2015