Thursday, May 22, 2008
Everyone puts their pants on the same way in the morning.
When I came out to Boston to go to school, I began to be bombarded with new ways of looking at the world. I began to feel extremely inadequate about many of my own views and talents I let my self become intimidated by almost everyone and everything, I was overwhelmed with the intelligence the talent and the incredible people I began to associate with and I began to start doubting my own ability to thrive in such a young and passionate city. It was then that I found my self falling into what Truman Capote’s fictional character Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s calls the “mean reds” which is simply “being afraid, yet not knowing what you are afraid of.”
Filled with the horrible mean reds at the beginning of my freshman year at the Conservatory I sat on the floor of my bathroom and talked and talked and talked to my mom until she was probably ready to explode, after talking for a good hour my mom finally interrupted me and said, “Katie, everyone puts their pants on the same way in the morning. You put on your pants in the same way that the President of the United States does as well as Michael Jordan and Miss Peggy Sue who lives around the corner does.” I did not know how to react at first so I laughed, because it is funny, but after listening to my mother I realized just how true that statement really is, “everyone puts their pants on the same way in the morning.” we are ALL Children of GOD and we all have the ability to do whatever righteous desire we wish to do with the talents that God has blessed us with. As we are all members of the human race adding our thread to the beautiful tapestry of humanity we may all choose to wear different pair of pants to express our individuality, culture and style but in the end we all put pants on the exact same way because we are ALL human and in the end “Everyone puts their pants on the same way in the morning.”