I think it's safe to say that 2021 got off to a bumpy start.  But I'm an optimist.  A cynic by trade...but I always land in optimism eventually.

It took longer to land this past year.

Maybe this year will be the year of acceptance.  The year we don't shame people for their differences...but celebrate them.  We don't need to make people feel bad for the way they look or the odd behaviors they insist on doing...but perhaps we welcome them with open arms and say, "hello friend.  I too have a weird thing about myself".

For instance, I speak in specific voices for each of my dogs.  My Pitsky, Sarge has a low range, low IQ sort of sound when he "talks".  My puggle, Sid, has a high pitch whiney voice to match his beagle-esque howl.

Ok...that's probably not the weirdest thing about me but we're making baby steps toward acceptance here.  Once you share weird things about you then maybe I'll double down.

In the meantime I'll show you other peoples weirdness.

Like in this video an L.A. filmmaker named Henry Dayton does a trick where he extends his belly button to make it look like puckered-up lips.  Like a Daffy Duck yelling though a telephone so angrily that his lips come out of the other end through the reciever.

I'm not sure I've ever seen it...but I won't be body shaming him.  I think it is an amazing little trick that I'd like to see more of.

Can you do this?

 

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