May 13, 2010

different is good....


life is art
and
your perception of it
will always be a bit different than those around you
~
some days
it will even be drastically different
and
that's okay
~
and
when looking left
when the rest of the tour group is looking right
feels good to you
~
then
look left
and
when they all look up
look down
~
different is good

44 comments:

  1. I totally agree with what you said, and very nicely put, as always.

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  2. Love it! Be yourself. It has been my motto forever. Sometimes it meant I was not so popular. Oh well. I want to always be true to myself and see everything I can see. That is one of the reasons I like your blog. I get to see so much here. And "hear" so much too.

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  3. So true! And well said!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  4. I had a t-shirt made for myself when I was about 14 years old. You know the kind where they would heat set and image on the from and add letters on the back. The front had this big eye crying rainbow tears and the back read "Weird is wonderful." - I was a pretty cool 14 year old. I am a pretty cool 44 year old too.
    Different is definitely good.
    Love to you, Different One !

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  5. Okay so apparently I type differently from everyone else too. Should have read : heart set an image on the front and add letters on the back.

    sigh...

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  6. Beth!! your pictures just , I can't even say.
    How?

    I wish I could give you a hug sometimes.

    different is as perfect as anything

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  7. Is that for real? What, are you the turtle whisperer? First of all, hysterical, second of all, phenomenal!
    And yes, always march to the beat of your own drum, er, turtle shell...

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  8. different is indeed good.

    well, but can i tell the guy on the left to quit standing on my head now?

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  9. thank heavens...
    And sometimes it is fun to just keep your eyes shut!
    :)
    love the photo... did you take that at the petting zoo too????
    Wow.

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  10. LOVE this picture! And your new watermark! Just beautiful. Yes. different is good...very very good!

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  11. Different is good! Love the turtle picture...how did you do it! Have a wonderful Thursday!

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  12. Don't follow that crowd works.

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  13. Different is definitely good. And - what an incredible image!! Those turtles are simply wonderful!!!

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  14. yeppers, i completely AGREE.. and amazing image as well...

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  15. totally agree...even when you get looked at funny! :-)

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  16. Different is good. Beth, you're different than all the other blogs and that's why I like you.

    Is it really May here in WI? Doesn't feel like it when I walk out the door. Still wearing my fleece.

    donna

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  17. What a gorgeous photo. And sage advice as well.

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  18. Wonderful advice but that's just an incredible photo. Wow!

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  19. Love the photo, watermark and you. yes different is a good thing. life would be a little dull if we were all the same. hugs my friend.

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  20. Perception is reality Beth, we are all unique aren't we.....:-)Hugs

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  21. woh, momma!!!

    that is one of the most amazing photos i've ever seen!

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  22. p.s.
    if you don't enter this into a thousand photo contests, i will for you. : )

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  23. this is an absolutely gorgeous photo. love it.

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  24. I agree w/ Georgia B.! I love this photo. And your words sound like you're responding to my latest blog posts. Cool. Thanks for the reminder.

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  25. beth,
    has national geographic hired you yet?!!
    kt

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  26. Perfect words and an amazing photo. Love it so much.

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  27. Sometimes different is the very best!!!

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  28. This is too gorgeous for words!...

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  29. These guys manage to share the log, even when one is turned in another direction - they are so cute, different sizes. I'm wondering their relation to each other...is the big one mommy and the other three sibling. All from the same batch? If so, someone got more food than the other!

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  30. Beth, this post was chosen as the Post of the Week at Smitten Images today. Congratulations! It's one of my favorite posts of yours.

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  31. Fabulous shot.. and your words are so true, although it's a hard lesson to remember when you're young.

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  32. Simple yet beautiful and significantly poignant.;)
    Lovely post well deserved the POTW win, congratulations.;)
    xoxo

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  33. This is wonderful! Very POTW deserving.

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  34. Very nice. As Lady Shimp once said to me: what are we supposed to be? Bland enough to blend?

    Different is good. Congratulations on the potw.

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  35. I can't even tell you how long I sat staring at this photograph and the thing that caught my attention first? "Good lord, is that a bear in the water over there?? That can be a bear. It isn't a bear. At least I think it isn't...Oh! Turtles!"

    I'm not fast, but I'm slow ;-)

    Lovely picture, and wonderful worlds. Diversity adds interest, always.

    @Cricket: Hehe, thank you good sir. I'm no great fan of bland (or beige...or pimento, but that's an entirely different story ;-) )

    Congratulations on the post of the week mention over at Hilary's blog.

    Viva la difference!

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  36. Oh, if I could just figure out how to get my students to know this, bone deep.

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  37. wonderful!!
    the photo makes my heart feel all warm and cozy :)

    congrats on POTW

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  38. Back to say congratulations on your POTW from Hilary. This is a fabulous post :-)
    Cheers,
    jj

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  39. Hi Beth,
    fantastic photo! I love what you have shared with us here. Congrats on POTW!

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  40. It takes years and years to learn that lesson. Truthfully, I think young people are like herd animals who blend all together for safety. Maybe there's something developmental about that...stay invisible until you have the life skills to survive as "Different."

    And absolutely yes, that picture is
    a) beautiful
    b) touching
    c) funny
    ...not necessarily in the order of import.

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  41. Amazing photo and good advice. Congrats on POTW!

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  42. smiles. different is good. a beautiful way of putting it. congrats on the POTW!

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  43. i seriously love this! seriously.
    gorgeous!
    xo

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  44. This is absolutely delightful!

    Beth, where would I be if you weren't in my life? Even if it's just my blogging life?

    Oh, I could stare at that photo all day.

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth