For a very long time, I was a square peg forever jumping into round holes. I devoted a lot of time trying to be who I thought people wanted me to be, trying to fit in. Now I have a freak flag.
Wearing a mask is like trying to squeeze into pantyhose that are a size too small. You can make it work, but it’s not comfortable and before the end of the night you’ve got a run up the back of your leg.
Did you watch The Family Stone? A Christmas romantic comedy starring Claire Danes, Sarah Jessica Parker, Diane Keaton, Luke Wilson, Rachel McAdams and others. There’s a scene with Luke Wilson and Sarah Jessica Parker in a bar and she’s a little drunk. Her control-freak-straight-laced-self is exasperated – tired of trying to please her boyfriend’s family. Luke Wilson says, “It’s exhausting trying to keep that lid screwed on so tight…You have a freak flag. You just don’t fly it.”