The prompt for day 8 of Reverb10 is. . .
Think about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you different – you’ll find they’re what make you beautiful.
(Author: Karen Walrond)
I know I’m not the only one who was made uneasy by this prompt. I love Karen Walrond’s photography and I understand where she’s coming from as a portrait photographer.
I’m just not comfortable writing about what a special crystal rainbow gumdrop unicorn I am.
So let’s just say that maybe I’m more comfortable with quirkiness, and with difference—my own or others’—than the average American. (And yes, I know in some regions of the country, that’s a pretty low bar.)
What about you? How comfortable are you talking about how you are “beautifully different”? How much at ease are you with others’ differences?