Tuesday, June 17, 2014

"Be Someone"

When I drive into the city, I pass this every time. When traffic has slowed, I have to look at it for longer periods of time.

Be someone.

Well that's nice. <look around to the other lanes.>

Be someone.

Okay, I get it. Cute. Everyone needs a little pick me up. <scan the sides of the highway and stare at shiny pieces of broken bits of vehicle.

BE SOMEONE.

Okay what does that even mean? I don't want to "be someone" I want to be me. Why would I want to just "be someone"?????? <Hey. I think that is the exit I took, sobbing, and praying I didn't run out of gas.>

BE SOMEONE. BE SOMEONE.

Okay, now it just really annoys me. I realize this could be merely about semantics, but "be someone" is not inspiring. It reeks of someone grasping and pulling to be noticed or to matter to people that are not worth the time. When I see this graffiti, I want to climb up there, paint over it, and change it to say

BE YOU BE YOU BE YOU BE YOU.

Because I am at my best and the most relaxed when I trust myself to be myself. I want others to be at ease around me, and I want to know who they are, not who they wish to be someday.

So, be you.

Every time I think I am fantastic with computer art, I will pull this out to remind me I am terrible.


2 comments:

  1. Love the computer art! Nice post Jess!

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  2. Yes, I think "be you" is much more inspiring than "be someone!" :-)

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