Put It Up In The Air

It is Friday.

And on Fridays I try to promote and celebrate the flying of the Freak Flag. Any day and everyday is for flying The Freak Flag, but I make an extra effort to promote it on Friday.  Seems appropriate.  Flying the Freak Flag is basically about authenticity…knowing who you really are and acting accordingly.  And I think that it is worthy of celebration…especially on Friday.

So, Freak Flag Friday is a celebration…

It is the celebration of coloring outside the lines, of wearing socks that have something to say.

It is the celebration of the edge, where the magic lives and where the future shows up first.

It is the celebration of survival. Of liberation. Of self-expression and self-determination. Like I said, survival.

It is the celebration of stomping all over what is “appropriate” in defense of the truth.

It is the celebration of profanity.  Of leather shirts in the boardroom. Of truth.

It is the celebration of leaving your original, completely unique, one of a kind, never before and never again imprint on the universe.

It is the celebration of knowing who you are and owning it. All of it.

It is the celebration of your gift and of you sharing your gift…the one that only you have to share.

It is the celebration of good poetry and bad poetry, as long as it is real and true poetry.

It is the celebration of caring.

It is the celebration of the yin and of the yang.

It is the celebration of safe space.

It is the celebration of taking up our fair share of space.

It is the celebration of sharing space.

It is the celebration of authenticity. Not the kind that people write business books about or build consulting careers on, but the real kind. Get it…“real authenticity?” The kind that you cannot get from a powerpoint presentation or a certification or an app. The kind that cannot be found without getting lost. Get lost…that is where all the good stuff is to be found.

It is the celebration of silence, curiosity and inquiry. It is the celebration of big questions rather than little answers.

It is the celebration of difference. It is the celebration of the other. It is the celebration of the other that can be found within us and within the other and between us both. There is so much between us. Everything is between us.

It is the celebration of resistance and redemption. It is the celebration of truth and of truth telling.

It is the celebration of the freak.

It is the celebration of you. It is the celebration of me. It is not the celebration of the average, or of the popular, or of the lowest common denominator.  That is not what we are here for, we are heretics and trailblazers and pioneers and mapmakers and mapfakers and poets and saints and dancing queens and disgruntled employee #1 and outlaw preachers and we are the future and the truth.

It is the celebration of the writer, the painter and the candlestick maker and all that share themselves in their work.

It is the celebration of reading in a cornfield.

It is the celebration of the praxis.

It is the celebration of being proud Neptunians.

It is the celebration of being awake and alive and paying attention to that which matters. It is the celebration of being uncertain and uncomfortable.

It is the celebration of being good to ourselves.

It is the celebration of being good to and for each other.

Fly it.

Fly it.

Fly it.

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  1. Kim

    Flyin high and proud!

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