You weren’t popular.
You still aren’t.
You were too excited by Jane Austen. You were too curious about black holes and sea anemones. You were too emotional when you were teased. You were too incensed when teachers were unfair. You were too disappointed when the world let you down.
You still are.
But maybe you don’t care about being popular now. It no longer matters.
But you do need community. Your tribe. Or a friend. One good friend.
So what do you do?
* Admit that you have a rainforest mind. Then do things you love. Use your intuition to spot other rainforest-minded souls while you’re there. Take the risk and ask one to tea. S/he will be grateful. You’ll have a potential friend.
* Learn the Argentine tango.
* Find or create an online community talking about Jane Austen, black holes and sea anemones.
* Find your Pips. (not to be confused with ‘peeps’)
I stole this idea. From an old quirky TV show. I’m embarrassed to admit it. Ally McBeal. In this episode, she was told by her stand-up-comedian therapist that her distress could be soothed if she found her Pips. As in, Gladys Knight and the Pips. Her back-up singers. Everybody needs back-up singers.
Imagine your Pips. Your spiritual support network. Singing and dancing right behind you. Melodies. Harmonies. Shoo bop shoo bop. Maybe they look like people. Maybe animals. Maybe shining balls of light.
They’re yours. They’ll be there when the humans aren’t.
Don’t take my word for it.
Just say you heard it through the grapevine.
photo: CC https://www.flickr.com/x/t/0091009/photos/armadilo60/3992318922/
To my blogEEs: Sorry it’s been a while. I hope you missed me. Let me/us know in the comments what you do to soothe your soul and cope with your loneliness. How do you build your spiritual support network? I’ll share more ideas on that in the next post.
And let’s create community right here. Sha na na na. Sha na na na na.
This post is part of the blog hop at hoagiesgifted.org. See the link below to read about gifted kids and friendships.
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