How do you express yourself?
Are you one of those types who are comfortable:
Yes... Number 4 happened to me two weeks ago.
Whilst I waited to cross the road at a set of traffic lights, a white van passed me and an individual announced through a loudspeaker (...yes I did say a loudspeaker) "NICE HAIR!".
The other pedestrians, now privy to this broadcast, smiled in my direction. I wasn't embarrassed, more amazed because the event was just so random, so unexpected. On the other hand, maybe it's more common than I think and I've just lived a sheltered life.....?
Me thinks NOT!
Anyway, I love my hair and agreed with the announcers observation, however, as I processed this episode further, I smiled.......you know, one of those internal smiles. I smiled at the wacky, random, uninhibited act of this individual. I smiled at their confidence, their individuality, their spontaneity. The therapist part of me smiled; it made me think about some of the clients I have worked with, who felt unable to express their selves freely.... solution? Easy! ......Issue them all with loudspeakers.
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