Friday, September 5, 2014

the benefit of distinction

i recently lost my favorite shades. they have brought me many compliments. they look a lot like the sunglasses john lennon used to wear.  you know, circular.  i was at dinner.  i got up to get more food; when i got back, gone.   i think the cleanup people cleaned them up...
that was yesterday. i was not happy, but it was raining today.  the absence hurt less because i did not need to wear them.
however, as i was walking across campus, someone got my attention and called me over.
they had my shades.  they saw them at the registers for the cafe.  and, they knew they were mine.
no one else has those shades on campus... that i know of.  my individuality made me memorable.  which is nice.
but that is what you always need.  something to set you apart.  sometimes you are born with it: a unique name, extra hight, or charisma.  but you do not have to be born with it.  you can find it yourself.
so that's what i will try to do.

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