“Like the herd animals we are, we sniff warily at the strange one among us.” ~ Loren Eiseley (1907 – 1977), U.S. anthropologist & writer.
I love the visuals in this quote.
Decidedly different = warily sniffing, tails in the air, ready to sound the alert for danger.
How do we overcome our urge to run? Our tendency to follow the herd instinct? How do we embrace what difference can teach us?
For how difference can expand & illuminate our world.
It takes a conscious, deliberate effort.
Take it from one who is married to someone decidedly different from myself, exploring difference can take us galaxies away from our own narrow world, from our assumptions.