There’s no crime in being different, weird, introvert/extrovert, whatever, just as long as you’re hurting nobody else. Stay true to yourself and be YOU.
Commentary ‘I’m Different’ is an extract from what turned out to be a rather long song lyric/poem which I started almost 15 years ago and never completed. From personal experience, I know how it feels to not be “the norm”. Just because I have different interests from my social peers, I don’t follow trends and it takes me a little longer to follow a conversation than a normal hearing person, it shouldn’t exclude me from being a friend or a family member, right? I spent so many years (and still do occasionally) shutting myself away and internally hating myself for not being how others wanted me to be and the fear of rejection. No matter how right you are, you’re always perceived as wrong. Then BOOM, something nasty hits the fan of those that judge and ostracise you and you say to yourself “You know what? It’s good to be different”.
I must credit the Raphael Saadiq and T-Boz collaboration, ‘Different Times‘, Instant Vintage 2002 as an inspiration for this piece too. Unable to hear the lyrics clearly, because of my hearing, I made up my own lyrics to the music and the melody and just freestyled my thoughts. A truly beautiful song in its own right, I just put my 3rd Ear spin on it. 3EG
I’m missing Prince… Some fans can create art, sing tributes, make symbolic items, etc, as they mourn him. I can only write about how I feel… This is Purple Interlude No 1.
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This quote from 3rd Ear Girl reflects keeping your opinions to yourself.
Sometimes giving an honest opinion when asked or passing a comment in a discussion can cause BIG problems, especially if you’re quite ‘real’, like myself. To avoid repercussions, or a smack in the mouth, I often just nod and shake my head when required 😉