Some time ago, during a conversation with my daughter, she suddenly referred to me as being weird. She meant no harm and said it matter of fact, as if it was a given. My initial reaction was, “What? I’m not weird. What do you mean?” She couldn’t quite explain it or give me a reason, but she meant no offense. And you know what? None taken. I am a little weird, though I prefer the term “quirky.”
The dictionary definition for quirky - This informal all-purpose term can be used to describe anything that doesn’t quite fit in. The adjective quirky is often used to describe those unconventional things that are characterized by peculiar behavior or an unexpected point of view. It can be unusual in an interesting or appealing way.
Urban definition - Quirky is weird in a good way.
My own definition? Quirkiness is not contrived. It’s not something you labor with. It’s fun, surprising, often spontaneous, and often humorous. It’s you at your most you, without being self conscious.
So embrace the wonderful weird in the coming year. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Laugh at the absurdities in life, which are plentiful. Don’t release the Kraken, but do release the Quirk!