Recently I was watching a recording of the brilliant musical Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim. What an amazing work of theater it is. If you like musical theater and haven’t seen it, I recommend it.
One of the lines in the show struck me as quite beautiful in its clear summation of why our individual uniqueness is so beautiful.
The prettier the flower, the farther from the path.
Isn’t that great? It says it so nicely. Flowers are all unique. No two are alike. And to point out that the most beautiful flowers (people) are those farther from the path (conformity) really made the point in a meaningful way to me. I thought I’d pass it on to you. Enjoy your day, and remember you too are a beautiful flower and you shouldn’t fear straying from the path of conformity because that’s where your beauty will blossom best.