‘This ain’t your night’

Tuffy is a warrior. I…am not.

Today’s prompt is, “How are you brave?”


I’m not particularly – or even generally – brave.

No one has ever called me a warrior. I’m not fierce. I don’t slay. I’m neither a fighter nor a beast. I have yet to grab life “by the balls” and I am certain no one has ever looked at me and whispered, “hero.”

What I do have is an unflinching awareness for originality. I am drawn to people who think, write and speak for themselves. They may be brave but I, Connie, am not.

I’m more of a creative survivor. That means I deal with the stuff life throws at me in my own weird way.

In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, Scout says, “My father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars was the bravest man who ever lived.” I’ll admit that sounds better than, “My father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars was the most creative survivor who ever lived.”

Hmmmm. Brave versus Creative Survivor – You be the judge:

  • My favorite team is the Atlanta Creative Survivors.
  • The best part of The Star Spangled Banner is, “The land of the free and the home of the creative survivors.”
  • He’s out running errands, creatively surviving the cold.
  • I didn’t want to talk to her but I put on a creatively surviving face.
  • I just read Creatively Surviving New World.

I will never have a career in marketing or branding but you can count on me to be original, just as I can count on you.

Yours in creative survival,


“I coulda had class. I [never] coulda been a contender.”

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