It’s unbelievably hard to stay the course of my own beliefs, I’m so desperate to keep in line with everyone else’s.
I love when people step out of the zone we’re meant to live in. The brave souls who decide to fly their kite their own way. Fringe dwellers.
(It would have been clever of me if I’d taken a photo of my Queen Anne Lace. Or even a photo of an aphid. I didn’t).
And I’m not talking about those that are forced into the fringes, (which, when you think about it, is a hell of a lot of people. The parameters of ‘acceptable’ are pretty bloody narrow). That kind of life is the topic for another day. Today is about those who get to choose to wave in the wind, ignoring those suffocating parameters. All hail to thee. Thank you for showing me that it’s possible to live another way. There are many inspiring rebels, but for starters…
The Artist as Family – a beautiful family based in Daylesford that are all about community and a new way forward. “People make a difference. Four years ago council was livid we established the Terra Nullius Breakfast outside the Daylesford Town Hall, without a permit. If we had asked permission, or applied for a permit, we would have likely been refused. This year council reached out to be involved. We are not Libertarians, but we’re not compliant puppets either.”
ani difranco Her music has flowed through my life for years, especially when the road was tough.
Nick Cave just keeps on surprising me. The Red Hand Files
Hidden Brain has a fab episode about people who step outside the rules.
Go forth, my brave souls! Blow raspberries to the critics, especially your internal ones. Stand tall.