What others criticize you for, cultivate.
It is you.
I know, I’m on a non-conformist kick at the moment. It happens.
Look at how highly individually and with such incredible detail the insect world is crafted, how distinct the patterns and bold the colors. Even if they wanted to mute their outer selves, it’s not remotely an option.
To be honest, this particular bug makes me crave these pants. Wouldn’t the world be more fun if we indulged our desire to wear yellow-and-black checkered jeans?
Don’t we owe it to ourselves to be every bit as interesting, individual, and complicated as we actually are? Wouldn’t it be great if we wore those differences so proudly we didn’t even have to wrap them in the metaphor of our clothes?
Although, it didn’t turn out so great for this guy. Just after this photo was taken, he was caught by the bearded robber fly in yesterday’s picture. Those robber flies are serious business!