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If you could be anyone, who would you be?

Strange thoughts hover and settle around me at times, and this one popped up this morning during my waking.  The question was not what alerted me – what surprised me was my answer ( without deep thought, without thinking to and fro…. )

I would be me.

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”  ~e.e. cummings

I love my life.

I am happy.  Deep down, to _the_bone_and_back quietly, deeply, through and through HAPPY to be me. And what’s more, to be me, IN my life.

“All my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was.  I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory.  I was naïve.  I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer.  It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with:  that I am nobody but myself.” ~Ralph Ellison, “Battle Royal”

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