Saturday, March 01, 2008

By Definition

Saturday, March 01, 2008
It's an interesting experience when you find that you're no longer attached to the label you've given yourself.

Imagine that you spend your time defining yourself as X. "Hi, I'm Megan and I'm X."

And then one day you wake up, and for whatever reason, you're not X anymore. You're not anything anymore. There's no applicable letter or label or cartoon icon that matches whatever you are now. In fact, you don't even know what you are, which really bothers you because suddenly, you've got all of the time in the world to think about it.

So then what? Are you supposed to learn from this that no one can be defined by, for example, X? That we're all much more than that? That we might actually be something even more important than X- or Y- or even XYZ?

Is this the lesson?