A Regular Flake
by Don Ford
Are you able to laugh at yourself in the mirror? When was the last time you laughed at anything? It’s time you realized you are the first and last of your kind. No one on Earth is styled quite like you.
Oscar Wilde said it this way, “Be yourself, everyone else is taken.” Don’t ever worry that someday you will walk out the door and run into someone else who is you!
To add a possibility, when Creator was making each snowflake, with its own unique face on it, he was probably thinking of each of us. Everyone of us has a peculiar place in this life. Like each snowflake - a path to follow. We all have something yet to accomplish; each day something new.
It’s when we get off that path, which is uniquely ours, or we try to be something or someone we are not, then the trouble starts.
In the fiction tale, “It’s a Wonderful Life”, the character Jimmy Stewart plays wishes his present life and circumstance away. He was willing to lose his identity, and let a new life form around him, which proved more devastating than the bank foreclosure, which drove him to wish away his life in the first place.
Every snowflake has its place. In community with others, it helps form a snowball or a snowman. Working together we form a tight order, and at times can accomplish much more than when we act alone.
I want to be remembered as a caring, sharing, fully involved in the human landscape, type of individual. I want to be able to talk to anyone in this ‘small’ world of ours. Could I handle being in the company of royalty and heads of state? Are there spiders in the White House and in King’s Palaces?
So whether you see yourself as just another ‘flake’ out there; remember how special being who you are is in the grand scheme of your life.