Reena’s Exploration Challenge #78

Michael throws light on ‘holding a candle’ to the illustrious.




“That proves you are unusual,” returned the Scarecrow; “and I am convinced that the only people worthy of consideration in this world are the unusual ones. For the common folks are like the leaves of a tree, and live and die unnoticed.” 
― L. Frank Baum, The Land of Oz

“They make us look good you know.”

“Who do?”

“The plain, the ordinary, the man and woman in the street. Without them, we’d just be weird. But because of them, we stand out, the eccentric beings who add a layer to life most only ever dream about or prefer to deny.”

We stopped at that comment to let it soak in and decide if we thought it reasonable or not. We looked at one another judging each other as being the unusual or just another leaf on the tree.

We didn’t think of ourselves as ‘common folk’, and we…

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