He danced wildly. Jiving, jitterbugging,  jumping- admittedly at the bus stop! He sang to music in his head, while his hips swayed in a grocery queue. Deeply, he inhaled the flowers- the roses made him giddy, the irises set his soul alight and the gladioli made him dream- by the Masters in the Tate Museum. His conversations were loud, forceful, emotional; he enjoyed speaking to himself in the library.

“Why be ordinary, when you can be extraordinary! Be different.”

Swimming underwater, he plummeted, fluttered, kicked, glided, and undulated.  Accelerating upwards, he flicked the ball into the football goal.

Different!

 

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Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
4 months ago

This is a really cute story, Margarida. I think, unless I’m mistaken, that you may have a typo. I think ‘gladiolas’ should be either ‘gladiolus’ singular or ‘gladioli’ plural. Good job 🙂

Melissa Taggart
Melissa Taggart(@melissa-taggart)
4 months ago

Love this story! ‘Be different’ is something I’ve always taught my kids. I’ll be sure to get the teenagers to read this when they get home from school. Great work!

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Melissa Taggart
Melissa Taggart(@melissa-taggart)
Reply to  Margarida Brei
4 months ago

They loved the story, I wanted to pass that on.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
4 months ago

Hello, Margarida. You made my day when you say, “Why be ordinary when you can be extraordinary! Be different.” That makes sense! That message is great for everyone. Good job.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Margarida Brei
4 months ago

You are welcome, Margarida. Yes, that’s correct.

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