Rob Siltanen

The Beauty of Strangeness and Mystery... (+ PDF Download)

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion. Francis Bacon. Circle of Daydreams.

I love it when life presents me with mystery, uniqueness, and the slightly off-kilter. I often find myself drawn to these things more than others.

The nutty, the dorky, those with a warped sense of humour.... I feel akin.

Maybe it's because I consider myself a teeny bit weird, and a whole lot of quirky. I'm a mish mash of thoughts, with musings and inner adventures taking up room in my head.

I often feel a deep affinity with the children I teach who surprise with unusual and off-beat ideas and questions. Those who ponder the mysteries of the mostly unheard of. The inventions and creations of those immersed in rich veins of wonder and enchantment. It's a delightful eye-opener to see what unaffected free thinkers can conjure up!

In celebration of strangeness, mystery, and the slightly weird, here are 4 quotes I adore.

You can download them all via PDF at the end of this post.

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. Friedrich Nietzsche. Circle of Daydreams.
Break the monotony. Do something strange and extravagant. Emerson. Circle of Daydreams.
Plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom. Ken Kesey. Circle of Daydreams.

And finally, a longer quote I've always loved...

“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
Rob Siltanen

Until we chat again, here's to a little bit of strangeness!

(I've added this post to the link up over at Alicia's One Mother Hen!)

Linda. xox

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