" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

April 10, 2016

Eat But(t)s?!

Funny someone posted the above Giff image in my Facebook feed yesterday, which didn't make a lot of sense to me personally until I picked up my '100 Days Happier' book to read the daily inspiration and saw this -
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Drive the Carrot, Don't Let It Drive You
I'm also reading the book 'Ugly' at the moment, as well and it's a real beauty too, no buts about it. ;-) 
The unique and inspiring story of a boy born with the odds against him and the family whose love and support helped him overcome incredible hardships.
Robert Hoge was born with a giant tumour on his forehead, severely distorted facial features and legs that were twisted and useless. His mother refused to look at her son, let alone bring him home. But home he went, to a life that, against the odds, was filled with joy, optimism and boyhood naughtiness.
Home for the Hoges was a bayside suburb of Brisbane. Robert's parents, Mary and Vince, knew that his life would be difficult, but they were determined to give him a typical Australian childhood. So along with the regular, gruelling and often dangerous operations that made medical history and gradually improved Robert's life, there were bad haircuts, visits to the local pool, school camps and dreams of summer sports.
Ugly is Robert's account of that life, from the time of his birth to the arrival of his own daughter. It is a story of how the love and support of his family helped him to overcome incredible hardships. It is also the story of an extraordinary person living an ordinary life, which is perhaps his greatest achievement of all.

Robert Hoge, born with deformed legs and facial tumour, embraces ugly in a beauty-obsessed world
The mirror scene in the movie Tommy.
I like how Robert Hoge talks about society's obsession with beauty in the above Ted Talk, but having just seen the movie Tommy recently and reading in Robert's book that the free-est he felt in his life was when he learned to swim, because in the water he felt free, I couldn't help but think of the song 'I'm Free' from the movie Tommy.
Ironically enough, when Tommy smashes the mirror he falls into an ocean and starts swimming.

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