|I am a Unicorn
Author: SilentEmotion PM
An inspiration from a quote on Glee. It's all about being special and unique.Rated: Fiction K - English - Words: 522 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 08-18-12 - Status: Complete - id: 3051462
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I am a Unicorn
A Glee Inspiration
"When a pony does a good deed it gets a horn and becomes a unicorn. Then he poops out cotton candy until he forgets how magical he is and this horn falls off and black unicorns, they become zebras... A unicorn is somebody who knows they're special and is somebody who knows they're special and isn't afraid to show it. You went through hell last year and you never forgot how special you are." ~ Brittany Pierce (Heather Morris)
Once you get past the obvious stupidity (And I don't say that to be rude or insulting, that's actually how the character is written on the show.) and hilarity of that statement, you might see a deeper meaning. I know I did.
I laughed at myself when I thought about it. Not only was I analyzing a quote but I felt like my eighth grade English teacher when our class read The Pearl by John Steinbeck. She informed us that each grain of sand in the story had symbolism and it was all different. She then proceeded to tell us what all that symbolism was. Of course, she was just joking but that was how I felt: Like I was reading too much stuff into a story, or in this case a quote, that wasn't really there. Then my next thought was, well who cares if I'm reading too much it. So here's what I got out of this quote:
Everybody starts out on the same level. We are all shoved into the same category: Ordinary, Normal, Average. We may not all be the exact same but when we first start out, there's not much difference either. So in reference to the quote, we're all ponies at this point.
Then as we start going through our lives we begin to distinguish ourselves. Some of us end up being athletes, others end up being brainiacs, some play instruments, and others sing, and so on and so on. Unlike the pony, we don't do good deeds we just become different from the mob and therefore become the unicorn it refers to. We are no longer all the same, each of us has something special that not everyone else can do and for a while it gives us a 'I'm special and no one else is like me' feeling.
Then as we go on in our lives, we fall into a sort of rut. We get so used to doing our thing that we stop feeling special. And once we stop feeling special, even the thing we could do really well starts to fade and may even disappear because you no longer feel it's important and, you no longer take pride in it and so you stop working for it. The unicorn has lost it's horn and now it's just like everybody else.
So that's what I got out of it and I guess what I'm trying to say is, don't forget that each one of us is special and that just because you don't always feel that you are doesn't mean you aren't. Always hold onto that feeling.