I spent my writing time today in a class on Mausoleums, because that’s research for the story I’m working on. I’ve done no knitting or crocheting and I feel no shame about it.
Untrue. I’ve made several swatches which I’ve ripped out because I didn’t like them enough to share them. Swatches are to knitting and crocheting what research is to writing: necessary, but only worth sharing when you’ve learned something. Well, at least something more than “well, that didn’t work like I thought I did.
I considered writing a post about feeling sad and maybe a little insulted that one of my coworkers though my normal clothing was a costume, but it’s Halloween and I was wearing my spiderweb scarf with a grey dress, so I suppose I could have been going for something other than “I like this outfit and this scarf is my one concession to the holiday,” but I actually thought it was funny.
Instead, I present a small assortment of quotes on being normal (or not, as the case may be.)
“My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage.” – Aunt Frances
― Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic
“I, myself, am strange and unusual.”
– Lydia Deets, Beetlejuice
“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are some one else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”
― Oscar Wilde