While we profess
The Value of diversity,
We overlook the gift
Of seeing from a unique view.
Standing out from the crowd
Is terrifying. It makes you quake.
Honestly, it has to make you feel alone.
But only from that peak of solitude
Can we see what is otherwise hidden
While standing within the crowd.
Only when we step outside,
Can we observe the chaos of the mass,
The destruction of the noise,
The silent cracking of the glass,
The mismatched theories and
Clashing arguments all
Fuming from the same impasse.
What is invisible when groupthink takes over
Is exactly what is brought to light when alone.
Don’t be afraid of your own privacy.
It may make you quake.
Honestly, it very well may make you feel alone.
But the fear is worth the truth that is shown.
–Written by Sandy Heights