I’m subscribed to Goodreads Quote Of The Day. It comes via email each and every day. Every once and awhile, I’ll come across a good quote and share it on here as a status or tweet it giving credit to the author of course.

Today though, this one seemed to relate just a bit more than usual and I wanted to give it and the author a little more credit than my typical status update.

I am not eccentric. It’s just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of catfish. ~Edith Sitwell

This is so fitting. So, so fitting for me. It’s an analogy of course and can probably be dissected in a multitude of ways by hundreds of people. I don’t consider myself set in the normal realm of life. I don’t feel like I have very many similar monumental moments in life like so many others do. However, I’m not really a trendsetter either. I’m not a rebel. I’m not by definition a leader or a follower. So, in short, I’m different (eccentric) but I’m not that different (not eccentric).

I tend to think too much and live too little. I’m introverted in the way that I can sit and observe people for hours and not say one word yet..I can’t shut up when I have something to say. I feel like my favorite songs were somehow written just for me and no one can feel them the way that I can. I care and love deeper than most people should and I’m more alive than I imagine anyone else could ever be. My thoughts are deeper than I have words to express them and my dreams are higher than the clouds are in the sky.

I’m an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of catfish.