Who am I? Let me introduce myself!

Lost in the beauty

I am not the person you see before you.

I am not the person you hear.

I am not the person you hold in your arms.

I am not the person you share your quiet moments with.

I am not the person you have memories about.

I am not the person you create memories with.

I am not the person I think I was or am.

I am much more!

I am multi-faceted – too many to count.

I am a paradox.

I am a contradiction.

I am whole, but yet separate.

I am split personalities, but integrated

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I am loving and hateful.

I am warm and yet distant or aloof.

I am an extrovert, but very private and shy.

I am fun loving jokester and yet wary of offense or offending.

I am decisive and yet cannot make a decision on occasion.

I am strong in my convictions and willing to hear new thoughts.

I am stubborn, but willing to change to accomodate others.

I have “hot flashes” of old memories. These memories are as real as if they just happened. I feel happy, embarrassed, or angry all over again.

I forgive myself of my transgressions and strive not to have to learn lessons twice.

I am confident of myself, but I doubt my abilities.

I am sensitive of others, but I am also unfeeling.

I cry real tears, but stuff the emotions.

I am brave, but a coward.

The list goes on and on. I am not different fromany other person, even you the reader of these scribblings.

Each human is capable of thought and action is similar.

I like who I am! This was not always true. There were times that were only one set of footprints in the sand and they weren’t mine.

I hope you like who you are. You are as deserving as I am.

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About the Author:

Retired after 42 years working for a major I/T company in technical, programming, customer service and management positions. Since retiring I have been enjoying hobbies of painting and wirewrapping semi-precious stones for necklaces. I have been writing prose and stories for ten years. Since retiring I have met some extraordinary writers who have encouraged me. I look forward to continuing to write and help others to do the same.
  • you sound a lot like me.

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  • Nice, Frank. Captures the complexities of just simply being human beautifully -- and a nice counterpunch to those who have a tendency to view things in black & white terms -- especially people. Great job 🙂

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    • @Julian -- Thank you for the thoughtful comment. I agree we are complex -- sometimes too complex to be viewed in black & white terms.

      @TJ Thank you and nice to meet you. I look forward to the next year.. It will be an interesting time.

      @Dean Thanks that is a fine compliment. I am an admirer of your postings.

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  • Very nice indeed and I can relate to it a lot! Nice to meet you, Frank 🙂

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  • Frank, what a beautiful beginning. I like it more than anything else of yours I’ve read, and that’s saying a lot. You are a wonderful and intuitive writer. Inside your head must be a very beautiful place. Thank you.

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    • @Melody Thank you as I am a big admirer of your writings -- poems and others. I chuckle at your comment about the inside of my head. At times my brain feels like a bunch of mush.

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  • Cher Duncombe

    Wonderful introspection, Frank. Most of us can relate to this well.

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  • Frank, you and I may be the same person. Sure, your mustache is significantly more glorious than mine, but inside we are the same.

    My favorite line is: “Each human is capable of thought and action is similar.”

    Great first piece on the site!

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    • @Jen and Tonic -- Thank you. Each human is equal to any other human and has the same inalienable rights.

      Considering your gravator I am certain my mustache would look and feel out of place. It was itchy to start 40 years ago. Now it is part of that guy in the mirror each morning..

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  • Anya Pham

    “I forgive myself of my transgressions and strive not to have to learn lessons twice.”

    I’m working on this!

    What a wonderful portrait -- and universally applicable!

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  • @Anya, Thank you. We continue to progress as we strive not to repeat errors. A difficult choice but a very worthy one. Best wishes for much success in your journey.

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