Square Peg

I love witty personalized license plates. Sometimes it takes me a minute or two to figure out the intended message, but this one was a cinch!

Square Peg 5 - this is the one

According to Wikipedia, “‘Square peg in a round hole’ is an idiomatic expression which describes the unusual individualist who could not fit into a niche of his or her society.”

If we replace the words “could not” in the definition, with “would not,” it comes closer to describing me. I’m not fond of being fit into a particular mold. I’d like to think that while staying true to myself, I can “shift my shape” to meet the situation at hand.

My friend Carol at Wanderings of an Elusive Mind was recently asked, “In your native language which letter or character describes you best? Why?” I love her response:

“I think I’ll pick () – parentheses. Not one half, but both sides. Because it reminds me of a hug, and that’s how I feel about life, most of the time. It’s one big hug, it’s all-encompassing, but you’re not locked in like you would be had I picked an O.”

Is your shape fluid or fixed?

© Laurie Buchanan

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