© 2014 Lynsey

Defiance!


There are very few things that give me more deep pleasure than doing what I’ve been told can’t be done.

I’m sure that you too might’ve been told, throughout your life, that, “you can’t do that”.

When that happens to me, I love looking the person in the face and seeing the look they get when I’ve demonstrated that, actually, yes, I can do that. I find it deeply gratifying.

In some cases there is a valid rationale behind the warning. More often than not, the person is merely trying to make you fit in their world view. And if you want that, well, great – go with it.

Personally, it always seems that when I do fit in someone else’s world view I have to become smaller to fit in. I become diminished. It’s not comfortable. I have to reduce myself, and nowadays, it only happens rarely, and not without a fight.

And so I love you, little toadstool, defiantly growing on the pavement. I hope that you grow to maturity, I especially hope that you are the shaggy ink cap that I think you are, and I hope that you get to spread your black staining ink and spores across the pavers to spawn generations of your equally defiant kin across the footpath.

Manifesto
04. Every day is an opportunity to cultivate the promise of the future.
06. Every day you make choices.
16. Every day looking at the order of things gives you power.

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