Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Special Nobody!

Emily Dickinson wrote some of the finest poetry I have ever read. My type of poetry. Short, from the heart, a great mix of seriousness and some surprising light heartedness.

This poem "I'm nobody" resonated with me a lot when I decided to let go of my attachment to my designation and role. I asked myself "What am I if not the CEO of Learning Solutions"? The answer Emily whispered in my ears was "You are a nobody, but a special one!"

I like being a special nobody. It's cool.

I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there's a pair of us — don't tell!
They'd banish us, you know.
How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!

By Emily Dickinson

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