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  • "Why can't you be like everyone else?' her parents implored. Why won't she fit in, just mimic and blend in. Dont be the tall poppy. Don't stray from the norm, even if it is a pretty one.

    Just blend in.

    Don't make waves.

    It would be easier on her if she did. Just give in and conform.

    Easy.

    Unless, you are cursed with an aware conscious.

    Everyone out there in the field will die, and die a painful exit. If only they had heeded her warning. Moving up the hill above the rock ledge was not only a good think but worth getting out of the undergrowth of the village.

    She refuses to buy in and remains cloaked behind her protector... who might be paying the price.

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    I am using Cowbird to share the story of a 15,000 mile road odyssey I took in 2011, which started with me quitting my job in March and setting out in June for a loop around the US and Canada. It's less of a day by day narrative and more of an attempt to tell a story of the story, with some amounts of imagined bits that emerge on looking at the media from the trip, including the more than 1400 images, videos, and audio files collected in my digital time capsule, the Storybox.
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