This may be my favorite photo of all time, simply because it shows me taking a kind of risk I am not known for. I have always been the person watching and encouraging other folks to be creative, to perform, to play with their own self-image, to risk being thought a little foolish for the sake of art and fun. I’m the promoter, the stage manager, the organizer but NEVER the front person. I don’t like to be the center of attention, and I have to admit part of it is because I’m afraid of making mistakes, of not being good at what I attempt. I worry about being perceived as foolish.
But this quote by Marilyn Monroe aptly describes the spirit of me donning orange wig and pink coat and stepping outside that fear once in awhile:
Imperfection is beauty; madness is genius and it is better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. ~ Marilyn Monroe
You have to risk feeling a little ridiculous to be truly creative.
What’s your version of an orange wig, pink coat moment?