How to Keep Wannabe Autocrats from Walling Your Weird (in 5 not-so-easy steps)

“We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love” [for life, for self, for those we share our weird with]. ~ Robert Fulghum (and moi)

1. Resist common ideality.

2. If the fist of orthodoxy threatens to meek your Nature given wild, scream, “I love strange!” and dance for a spell.

3. If anyone suggests your differences make you less, remember that normal is a con (more apparent than real).

4. Worship critical thinking, and sense.

5. Trust your strange.

the blackout poem bits behind the how-to

for Hedgewitch’s Friday 55.

39 thoughts on “How to Keep Wannabe Autocrats from Walling Your Weird (in 5 not-so-easy steps)”

  1. You nail it once again–life is full of hideously unfunny(and unpresidential) clowns, circumstances, sorrows and artificial constraints which want to put our jubilant waving arms in jackets with sleeves that tie behind the back–weird must be used to combat these things, in a subtle but all-pervasive lifestyle. I love that phrase, ‘meek your Nature..’ No, we can’t have that! Thanks for blacking out all the bits that don’t matter to find these truths, Magaly–life is just such a process–we choose what to obscure and what to select, and it takes magic to find and highlight and appreciate the best, like this. Thanks for playing, and have a kickass weekend.

  2. (trembly voice)…but what if weirdness makes Norm and Norma Normal “uncomfortable”? Should not then militarized police swoop in and reduce me to a second class citizen stripped of basic civil rights? Gosh, maybe Mommie Dearest was right, I should have forgotten about poetry and been a Stepford wife to a corporate attorney!? Maybe faithful attendance at the nearest mega-church will fix me? Or…listening only to top twenty formulaic Billboard hits? Abby, you’ve just got to help me.

    (signed) Weird In Walla Walla

  3. I think about this a lot when I hear an artist I respect talk about politics. Usually, their politics are pretty standard talking points and I am so disappointed that this great, weird mind is not coming up with something equally original for their political views.

    Why say something if everyone else is saying the same thing the same way?

  4. All the best people and notions are weird and wonderful. Now, if only the Sameness Police would cease to care about their conformance orders, we could all have a circus tent of fun. As always and more, your words scream of truth and wisdom.

  5. Yep normal is a huge con job used to make those that don’t ‘fit’ into the cog system feel less worthy, a bit broken, not as useful as the minions the corporations control… stay weird, stay wicked 😉

    • I wish, wish, wish for the day when every weird soul out there understands the truth of your words. Just think about the useless things people would stop wasting money on, how happier most teenagers would be…

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