Karl Bakla often makes me think. He was talking about how we define ourselves, and in particular how some people define themselves by their jobs. There are other things I've noticed people see as defining: looks, music, clothes - its rather sad. These things have nothing to do with who one is.
Have you ever read pen friend ads? Many of them will say something like 'I'm a normal person with a good sense of humor. I am nice and I like to have fun. I am x years old.' Somehow, I find this kind of thing rather sad too. The problem with self-definition, though, is that its not easy to do.
Here's my attempt:
I am a bit of everything, but some things more than others.
I try very hard not to be normal because there are enough people already trying to be normal even though 'normal' is a theoretical state that no-one actually attains.
I am definitely NOT average. I'm either awful or brilliant. Do not contradict this, or I will be cross.
I have a talent for happiness, but I do like a good mope now and then.
I seldom lose my temper, but rare individuals have a knack for setting it off. It is better that I avoid them.
I have difficulty in making decisions, but when I do, I become extremely stubborn.
I am scatter-brained and I adore being called 'eccentric' even though the same people probably call me 'mad' behind my back.
Sometimes, I am a silly sausage.
Whew. I think that's as good as its going to get. I doubt you know me any better than you did before, though. Anyone else care to try?
Today's pic: on the farm after the rain. I like the farm, but it doesn't define me.