Saturday, 12 June 2021

In Henry's

Young and slim, old and fat, and bent and ancient... and in amongst them where did I fit in? I never have fitted in, really. I have always been an outsider. Does everyone feel like that? It doesn't seem so. Never clubby, defiantly not a team player even though we are all supposed to be so. Collaboration is my nightmare, really, having tried it and found it such hard work. Ever the loner, the oddity, the strange one; and here again today in Henry's in Dundee, alone, and fine with that, even though my lady was never far away, of course. An hour of solitude among the young and slim, old and fat, and bent and ancient. And where did I fit in? I didn't, and that was fine by me.

21 comments:

  1. I too have always felt like an outsider. In my much younger years I longed to fit in. Not now.

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  2. Myself - not a Sheep in that sense, don't like to do things everybody else is doing, the way everybody else does it, the way everybody else runs it. I like to be different, thats why I write poetry. I'm not uncompliant though.

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  3. As a gay man growing up in the 1980 s I knew how it was to feel different especially in north wales with its conservative ways

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  4. That's exactly what I think too. Always.
    And i totally agree with Elephant's child. I was just the same.

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  5. I am still smiling when thinking of what my headmaster wrote in his school-report, when little Sean was nine: "... is neat and hard-working, albeit very ideosyncratic".
    This makes six of us. Interesting.

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    1. Did little Sean know what idiosyncratic meant, and if so did he consider the headmaster's words to be praise even though the "albeit" suggests mild criticism?

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    2. Well, little Sean would not know what ideosyncratic means, but he knew what "eigenwillig" means, as the headmaster put his mild criticism in German.

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    3. Eigenwillig sounds good to me

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  6. So... we are an odd bunch in here, so far, and that sounds perfect to me.

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  7. Well, by golly, it seems that I have found my people. Hi all you weirdos! *waves weirdly*

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    1. Hah, now I have a dilemma because I said I wasn't "clubby" yet we seem to have the makings of a fine weirdo club here... I might even become a team player with you lot on my team... It's disturbing :)

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  8. Have I found my tribe? Mind you, we'll all want separate tables for the annual get-together.

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  9. Yep, I have mostly felt like an outsider.

    Most time it doesn't matter but sometimes it does.

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    1. I am beginning to suspect most people may feel that way, deep down

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    2. That is why I wrote "Interesting".

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  10. I'm with you and I have to admit, I like me! I don't have to fit in anymore!

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  11. *timidly* err...there won't be meetings, right?

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