March 28th, 2001



In English today our teacher was asked to describe a student in a single word. She did, and immediately was barraged by a chorus of me-toos. She ended up doing the entire classroom - or most of it, at least.
Eventually, inevitably, she turned to my corner and did me.
"Samantha, you are eccentric." She turned to the class. "She is incredibly creative and artistic. She thinks half the world is stupid, and she is probably right."
And that just made my day.
I am eccentric.