different beautiful: ry

"9/365 - Play" by Ry Pepper

"I am different because I always try to understand.  I didn't want to use the word tolerant, it's too harsh, but that's basically what I'm trying to say.  I think I'm different because I try really hard to see the beauty in what other people might consider flaws.   Eccentricities, tempers, shyness, interests, fetishes, impatience, optimism, pessimism.  I try always to remember that we don't really know people through and through.  We often don't know why they make the choices they make or even if they had a choice at all.

Then I try to understand.  Because, we are in fact all different

~ Ry Pepper

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 I've started a Flickr group called "The Beauty of Different," where photographers (amateur and pro alike) are invited to publish self-portraits of themselves, and declare what their beautiful different is.  If you have a Flickr account, I invite you to join and share your beautiful different.  And feel free to add your website, Facebook or Twitter accounts on your submission -- I'd love to give you some link love if I feature you here on the site.