Blessed Are the Weird People

Blessed are the weird people - poets, misfits, writers, mystics, heretics, painters and troubadours-

for they teach us to see the world through different eyes.

Blessed are those who embrace the intensity of life’s pain and pleasure -

for they shall be rewarded with uncommon ecstasy.

Blessed are ye who see beauty in ugliness -

for you shall transform our vision of how the world might be.

Blessed are the bold and whimsical -

for their imagination shatters ancient boundaries of fear for us all.

Blessed are ye who are mocked for unbridled expression of love in all its forms -

because your kind of crazy is exactly that freedom for which the world

is unconsciously begging.

Blessed are those who have endured breaking by life -

for they are the resplendent cracks through which the light shines.

—from Blessed Are The Weird: A Manifesto for Creatives by Jacob Nordby

Cheryl Becir