Sunday, August 17, 2008

No such thing

There is no such thing as the socially competent. I heard a friend describe a stranger as socially awkward. I saw what he meant, but I also realize my own social failures. And then I started to see his and everyone's. One person makes spastic movements, another covers up what's really on their mind, another shuts down and closes people out. I've done all of these things.

Many of you have heard me say this in the past: awkwardness loves company. I'm awkward and so are you, let's acknowledge it, embrace it and have some awkward communion.


Jon said...



bittersweet leaves said...

I like it. :) And it's fitting that you have a picture of an awkward butt-tree right next to this post!
School starts the 27th for us...wowza, you're in early! Good luck with your second year!

Katrina said...

the most awkward thing you ever did to me was demonstrate that snake hug!! I hope it never happens again!!! I love you Becca!!

Ruth said...

good post. the others were good too. even the one about vicodin. :-) i miss you!