Because I Need To...that is why!
Because I need to! Because I have this insatiable desire to do and be who I am. Without the thousands of hands of society grabbing hold of me and
pulling me in the directions that they think I should go. Because I am an individual! I have my own beliefs that bridge those of others...that give us
some commonality, but they do not make me you or make you me.
Because I am not a lover of the rich, the poor, the wise...but I am a lover of the person. The individual that makes up all those things and
determines his own fate. The ones who decided to go against the grain...to walk their own path...to be themselves no matter how much or how hard they
were pulled at, talked to, argued with, or coerced to be something else.
Because I like original music, those who walk to the beat of their own drum. The ones who hear the music they make and know that it is beautiful. The
ones who share that music with everyone. The ones who let you decide to add your own beat to theirs, or move on until you find a beat that matches
what you play.
Because we are most human when we can be ourselves. When we get to show others our talents and share all that makes us...us. When we can explore our
own thoughts, ideas, feelings and know that no matter what, we stayed true to who we are. That we made a difference in this world....that even the
most unusual ideas have and can be the most profound and expressive. And that we matter, maybe not to everyone everywhere...but to someone,
Because we can inspire millions with a few words! Because we have intelligence. That our thoughts can be melded with other thoughts and become
more...that one tiny spark of the imagination can become something real and tangible...that one person can make a difference! And that that one person
can find others who wish to make a difference too.
Because I need to! I need to be myself, and know that others care about me for who I am! I need to make people laugh, smile, love, think, hope,
imagine. I need to inspire and create within their hearts the same thing that I find in mine. To share with them the joy of living and hold their
hands through the sorrows of it.
Because I am and always will be myself first and everything else second. And that very act makes life for me worth living. It no longer is stagnant,
controlled, strict. It becomes mine! Mine to explore and create as I choose to! Mine to make the best of, worst of, and live as I see fit. The cage is
no longer there...the shackles are broken...and I am aware.
Thanks for reading...really just needed to get that out.
edit on 23-4-2017 by blend57 because: Always an edit! : /