Number one. The best. The greatest. One and only. The one who won. First. Number two. Second best. Part of a pair. Too much. Too little? Put them together and you have 1, 2. Easy counting. Accounting. The best and the second best, or the first and too little. Too little to have won. Or, you have a dozen. Twelve. A full complement of apostles. A full carton of eggs. Then there is 1/2. That’s not even one. But one can be half of two. Which is funny, because being number one is
I created a piece I call “One in a crowd” and snagged my thinking on that phrase. Just One in a Crowd Sometimes, we feel we are nothing but part of a crowd. At other times, we are grateful for complete anonymity. And being singular? Standing out can be exhilarating, but as the stars complain, their singularity attracts both good attention and bad. Fans may be supportive, or rabid. Paparazzi can cause embarrassment, or may be deadly. I have met many singular individuals, who h
I mentioned an invitational art show in April for which I created a painting as a donation to The South Grey Bruce Youth Literacy Council. On April 4th, I showed just a peek of the artwork. Last week I received a tax deductible receipt in the mail, and a note of thanks, so I am happy to report my little painting sold. I called it Singular. Singular To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves–there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.