Out Loud

by cecilia Erismann

To speak out loud the words we were suppose to keep only to ourselves is to have the courage to open up to others at the exactly same time that look deep into ourselves – mirroring and affirming, to both the other and us, that we might not be exactly what we dreamed about it, but that we were always in our ways and that we tried – and how we tried!

To say it out loud is to be on the face of the other and still be able to recognize ourselves in what is other, without loosing ourselves in this other. To confess that maybe the world and the so called normality is not working so well for all of us – that some of us were looking for something else – that some of us are more intense than others and that this is actually good. We all would like to live in a world that we perfectly fit, without needing to fit in any thing at all. We were all born different, and this difference is exactly what makes us humans so interesting! To say we might have taken the wrong path over and over to try to fit in other dreams, to mirror what we were not, to try to do what we were expected to do – but that we already learned that to keep on doing this is a waste of time.

Life is much more interesting when we learn how to trust on our paths or when we stop to follow the path of others. Everything we know as normal, was not some time ago and will not be in some future near by… I rather take a risk, than tell the same old story all over again. Life, they say, is too short to repeat old words anyway. We should learn how to speak out loud our own words, to be speaking and not spoken, to do anew. There is never a way back, there is only a ‘from now on’. All those who dared to dream with their hands and fought for what they believed were classify as crazy or somehow visionary. I prefer to call them ‘humans’, for we are all crazy and visionary in different degrees and for different causes. The difference is that those who received already the tittle dared greatly to say it loud enough.