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