Day 162. Be You

While waiting to meet a friend for lunch yesterday, I was scrolling through my ‘reader’, checking in on some of the blogs I follow.  When I got to The World individual goldfishaccording to Dina, the first thing I saw was a quote.  It really resonated with me.  It’s from the Japanese writer and translator, Haruki Murakami.

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”

It’s a philosophy I have subscribed to, my whole life.

I have long preferred to zig when everyone around me zagged.  I have always fought convention.  I’ve always found it stifling.  Too unimaginative.  Boring.  From the time I was very little.  Four or five years old, little.  My Continue reading