Be Nobody but Yourself

to be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best to make you everybody else – you must fight the hardest battle and keep on fighting.  — e.e. cummings

whirlwind

When we choose to be ourselves, the world will push back. Hard.

But we can learn to hold our feet firmly: to gently sway, like martial artists, out of the tornado path of angry coercion.

And when the whirlwind  has passed, there we will be, still ourselves.

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