I am a misfit.
I always loved the island of misfit toys on the Rudolph Christmas special. I belong to that place, those kinds of beings.
I sometimes feel like I belong. With my husband and kids, in certain rooms with certain people…I mostly belong to nature.
I have always felt safe, protected, and held out in fields and forests. I don’t have to be anyone to belong there.
I love people, but I usually feel askew and awkward with them. I feel like I have to hide, perform, wear my mask.
Outside, no mask, no performance.
I wish I could make my island of misfits.
I know there are others like me. I love you and us. I love the way we are the splash of color, the interesting angle, the what if of everything.