Monday, May 16, 2005

Monday Morning Thoughts

"In the world through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself." (Frantz Fanon in Black Skin, White Masks, 1952)

Good morning!
Fanon said something very interesting. The thought of "endlessly creating myself." Sometimes when I pray I ask God to help me become a better me. I don't measure my aspirations with other people because I know that we are all different and we possess our own unique qualities. This weekend I was discussing with a friend the uniqueness of different people and their personalities. My grandmother, Eunice, would say that I was very "peculiar. " :) I sort of giggle when I think of her words because she knew me so well. She meant that I was unpredictable and that I could not be easily defined based on outward apperarance. No, I do not think that I am special. There are many like me. You really don't get to know who we are until you spend some time with us, touch us, and began to absorb us as a person. In those intimate moments you will see many sides of my personality because I am not just one type. I don't think that I require medication or anything to regulate this "disorder" because it is what makes me unique. Remember, It is our "flaws" that sometimes make us so beautiful. Peace~


Sandy said...

Well put SB! I think once we all learn to embrace each others differences and the uniquess that we all bring to this world and stop trying to make folk conform to the image that we want them to be, life would be so simple...... Your grandmother was right, you are peculiar. That's the one thing that makes me like your melon head self... (:

Stephen A. Bess said...


First of all you got the nerve to call somebody melon head. Wow!.....your head! :) Anyway, you know that you are quite unique so I won't get in to that. You are absolutely right though. Tolerance is the word for today and acceptance.

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