The other day I got a comment on my blog from Miss Destructo. As a self-described mutant, she has been flaunting her weaknesses and encouraging others to do the same. Just read her bio (below) to see what it looks like when someone truly embraces their apparently negative qualities.
Hailing from the swamps of Florida,
currently starting a blue-haired revolution
in the mountains of Greenville, South Carolina.
I am a ultra tall, sarcastically crass, swank,
classy dame of the creative persuasion.
My twenty plus odd years has formed me to be
a world traveler, college graduate,
award-winning writer, photographer,
radio DJ and artist/event promoter.
Also highly uncoordinated, somewhat of an insomniac
with a slight addiction to caffeine and music videos.
Six feet tall...blue hair...can type with my toes.
my skin replicates faster than a normal person.
Fully able to bend my thumbs and legs sideways
and I have an rare bone in my sinus cavity.
I am officially a mutant.
When I was three I swore I had a computer in my head…
I believed this till I saw an x-ray of my brain.
That was only a few years ago.
I have been kidnapped by Russians…
well, sort of. They were Red and Elvises
Then forced me to sell their merchandise.
Almost have died at least twice….
Once in a car accident, once by drowning.
I don't drive and still hate the taste of saltwater.
I have met most of my idols…..
everyone except for David Bowie.
I just want to prank call him mostly….
"Hey David, is your refrigerator running?"
I can wake up without an alarm clock
at an exact time…
Most bathroom lighting hurts my eyes....
I took chorus for most of my childhood.
Piano for three and I own a dulcimer.
Out of all of this I can produce
one hell of a rendition of
Mary Had A Little Lamb.
I believe in fate and the beauty that is life….
Whether they believe in me is highly disputed.
Her recent post, Embrace the Pale, is a good reminder to "love that part of you that is unique no matter how strange it is." You should check it out.