why i wear blue nail polish

14May12

three words; angel dumott schunard.angel rent musical

for those who don’t know, angel is a character from the wildly popular musical, rent. she has a sense of style every woman envies, and a certain boldness every man desires. everyone is instantly captivated by her, and loves her. you cannot not love angel.

the big thing i like about angel is that she is not afraid to be herself. she is genderqueer, meaning that though in body she is a man, she considers herself, and is considered by others, both a man and a woman. when harrassed by a skinhead, she calmly retorts with, “i’m more of a man than you’ll ever be, and more of a woman than you’ll ever get”. she displays confidence in being herself, and doesn’t try to hide parts of herself. she wears what she wants, she does what she wants. she isn’t worried about what others think. she seems to really live by the idea that those who matter don’t mind.

i strive to be like that.
angel collins rent

angel earns $1,000, and is very generous with it, sharing it with people she barely knows. she is the one that approaches a coughing, beaten man on the street, and takes him home to clean his wounds. if you are having a bad day, she is the first one to wrap her arms around you and hold you. she would also be the first one to make sure the one who hurt you never will again.

angel lives her life in a way so that if someone was told something bad about her, they’d never believe it. she is, in almost every way, an angel to those she meets. she shines a light into the lives of everyone she comes across. she has a joy, deep in her heart, despite all the hardships.

i wear blue nail polish, like angel, as a reminder; forget regret, or life is yours to miss. measure your life in love. and most imporantly, as a reminder to ask myself, what would angel do?

angel rent movie

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8 Responses to “why i wear blue nail polish”

  1. This was a great post. Very powerful. I love what you are striving for in life. You are strong and inspiring. šŸ™‚

  2. 3 L

    I try to not care what people think, but I think I’m getting better at it. Blue, green, yellow, whatever. All of them rock. Be you!

  3. I’m wearing blue polish right now šŸ™‚

  4. she has something to teach us all!


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