when we come from a place of expected assimilation, it is a revolutionary act of self care to find the ways in which we choose to be Different, mindfully, in simply asserting our truest selves.
today i'm not a "fine thanks", cookie cutter responses to non-questions person. if someone starts asking questions about me i am here to tell them who i am, without anger or fear. the third way. synthesis. Becoming, Differently.
because the word dissonance comes from sound - sonance - and dissonance feels like nails on a chalk board;
what would it be like to have a melody instead of a cacophony inside you? what notes do you feel deserve some rearranging to make the whole of you (and the world around you) resonate with melody And harmony?
#iff #ff take care of yourself this friday by taking some time to connect with other people and get to talk about what's on your mind identity wise. stick to trusted confidants, but say what's been bugging you, what doesn't feel right
from this place of radical validity of the self, the discussion of addressing ourselves, leninist-like, What Is To Be Done? can begin -
& make no mistake, this is not a journey anyone can make alone. we all interdepend, because we all gotta get there together.
@sagebrush hey brushy! i've been thinking about this toot all day and that middle paragraph is something i've thought about for a while and i've never been able to really put into words. so, thanks!
@evan omgggg 💚
it matters a lot to me to demystify shit for myself, and the more i do the more i start to hear other people say i make an odd kind of sense sometimes - which is all i've ever truly wanted out of writing at all; to be understood, including the understanding that i'm just thinking differently about the same problems as everyone else!
which is a lot to just say:
this is maybe the highest praise you can find for me in what i'm trying to do here!
thank you so much evan!
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