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Sail

Posted by March 25, 2012

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There’s a song I’ve been digging these last few months, but I really only read — and understood — the lyrics just a few short days ago.  One of the lines starts as “maybe I’m a different breed” and after hearing — then reading — the line, I began to think about how much that line meant to me.

To say the least, I’ve always felt different than my family; almost like I didn’t belong.  And for the longest time, it bothered me.   But as I grew older, I began to embrace my differences. I’ve come to enjoy that I’m not necessarily like them.  Sure there are many strong similarities I share with both my mother and my father, but for the most part, I feel I approach, and think about, things quite differently than the both of them.

As I was driving home from my parents last night after an almost-heated discussion around gender roles and parenting, I began thinking again about that line again — maybe I’m a different breed.

Maybe I’m a different breed.

And I felt myself regain my calmness, my coolness.  I embrace my differences a lot more these days and can appreciate when I realize I’m doing just that.

The line after “maybe I’m a different breed” is “maybe I’m not listening.”   When I read this line originally, I thought the artist was saying he was not listening as to not actually paying attention to them.

Again, as I was driving home I thought about this line, too — maybe I’m not listening.

Maybe I’m not listening.

Suddenly what this line meant to me changed.  Maybe I’m not listening because I’m a different breed.  Because I know I’m a different breed.  I’m embracing my differences and am confident making my own informed decisions.

Sail.