10.08.2012

promise to be.

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if nothing else, i want you to at least be yourself. if that is a flower among the rocks, so be it. if you are planted just above the barbwire, that's okay, too. if you're slightly out of focus, i won't think you any different, because imagination is good for you and no one should tell you otherwise. but promise me that you will be who you are. if you like hip-hop and rap, cool. if you like classical and jazz, that's okay, too. if you read thrillers or romance novels or even the section on vampires and werewolves, fine then. i hope it's good. if you dress like a rockstar or a hipster, then good for you! but don't let anyone tell you differently. don't let anyone tell you you're copycatting or that you're not original, and don't let anyone find fault in you because you don't like the same things they do. lucia told me in a conversation we had a few days ago: "since originality became 'in style,' nothing seems to be original anymore." and actually, that's okay. don't strive to be the only one, strive for a purpose. don't change who you are because someone told you you're not genuine, you're not real, because at the end of the day, you should strive to please God. because pleasing men can get you into a whole heap of trouble [humans suck so i've decided to become a timelord]. in the explanation of her blog name, jenn says the same thing. so promise me, darling, be who you are. and know that there is no one else on the face of this whole-wide-universe that is exactly the same person as you. so while they say nothing is new under the sun, you are. because no one, absolutely no one, can hold a candle to you [more like a wet match].

-kiss kiss kiss, i get the feelin' i'm a fallin'-

13 comments :

  1. "Since originality became in style, nothing seems to be original anymore."

    I feel like that all the time. Even Tumblr isn't all that fun anymore.

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  2. Akyrificndjairhwiqkaasfghjkl. Yes. I have been saying this ALL weekend.

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  3. Very good post, Jocee. Thoughtful words and a heart full of care behind it, I was deeply encouraged and moved by it. :) Thank-you!

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  4. So. Um... big super mega thanks. I really needed to read this right now.

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  5. Lovely post with thoughtful words. Love this :)
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  6. You are amazing. This is amazing. I think I'm going to go and have a cupcake to celebrate how awesome this is. xo

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  7. "since originality became 'in style,' nothing seems to be original anymore."

    This was such a great post, Jocee! I think people focus on being original and "different" so much that they never become who they really are.

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  8. "since originality became 'in style,' nothing seems to be original anymore." That seems to be it. But then, when we didn't embrace being different it was kinda crappy too.

    I loved this post Jocee!

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  9. yes, yes, yes i so needed this jocee!
    thank you a thousand times for posting this :)

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  10. Yes, and a thousand times yes. We have this tension between everything's-pretending-to-be-original and those few who truly ARE original. Your blog is a spot of light of the latter. Thanks muchly for this post.

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  11. YES. i love you. thanks for the reminder darlin! xo

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  12. Great thoughts. Just what I was thinking about today. Fantabulous.

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  13. zis. zis is perfect. also you kinda made my day because I didn't even know what anyone paid attention to the meaning behind my blog name. hehe. you go girl.

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sometimes i do not understand why you guys like me so much, but the fact that you do (and that you keep coming around) makes me happier than you can even imagine.

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