“If I could be anything other than what I am, I’d want it tomorrow.
If I could be what my father wants me to be,
maybe I could stay for that too.
If I could be what you want me to be,
I’d want to stay.
But I am what I am,
and all I want is freedom.”
John Barton“Looking for Alibrandi”
This quote has always hit me hard. From one of my favourite films, a deeply tough part of the protagonist’s story line. It reminds me to never be who others want you to be. But to continually seek our who you want to be, for yourself, so you can then be much more for others. And I now sound like I am writing an essay for school.
That in itself, is a never ending journey. Full of mostly frustration, when you look on the outside, down at yourself. Craving to express, to be heard. To be understood. And then you wake up when you no longer are scared and push out. Let people know how much you like muffins, or the sky at 4pm. Pull a face at a stranger so they smile.