From my Wednesday morning writing with The Narrative Method. Theme was Kaleidoscope, Reflecting and expanding your point of view to include a multitude of perspectives.
What project was finally completed when he stopped doing things the "right" way?
The right way,
How many times had he heard that phrase,
How many times had he been told he was doing it wrong
even though to him it felt right,
How many times had his "wrong" way worked?
He had lost count.
Pretty much every success in his life
Every good thing that happened to him
Every failure he learned from
the "wrong" way.
Kind of like when he was a kid,
He was asked,
"Why can't you act like the other kids?"
But it never felt right
[there's that word again]
It always felt like he was trying to be someone else,
It felt like acting.
He didn't like that.
So he went back to being himself
which didn't require any acting.
And he continued to be told
to do things the right way,
Which he might have done a few times
when it was his right way,
not because he wanted to do it their way.
[Does that make sense?]
Not doing things the way a normal person would
Not doing things the "right" way
had worked out fine for him.
Better than fine.
Sure, he had his misfires,
And somehow he rose out of the flames
Crawled out of the ruts
He didn't need or want other people to do things his way
He just wanted them to shut up
and stop telling him his way was wrong.
Especially when they could see
he was probably happier than they were.