Blessed are the weird people - poets, misfits, writers, mystics, heretics, painters and troubadours~
for they teach us to see the world through different eyes.
Blessed are those who embrace the intensity of life’s pain and pleasure~
for they shall be rewarded with uncommon ecstasy.
Blessed are ye who see beauty in ugliness~
for you shall transform our vision of how the world might be.
Blessed are the bold and whimsical~
for their imagination shatters ancient boundaries of fear for us all.
Blessed are ye who are mocked for unbridled expression of love in all its forms~
because your kind of crazy is exactly that freedom for which the world is unconsciously begging.
Blessed are those who have endured breaking by life~
for they are the resplendent cracks through which the light shines.
~from Blessed Are The Weird: A Manifesto for Creatives by Jacob Nordby