I Am What I Am

To say that this has been an interesting week in my Second Life is putting it mildly. ;-)

On Sunday evening, I played a program of show tunes at The Bashful Peacock, and I closed the show with this song. Ever since then, the song has been running through my head. I suppose my Psychic DJ was in action, because how could I have known that this "finale" for the Peacock show would express so perfectly how I feel and what I have said publicly this week?

I dedicate this to all of you that bang your own drum!

"I am what I am" from La Cage aux Folles

I am what I am
I am my own special creation
So come take a look
Give me the hook
Or the ovation
It's my world
That I want to have a little pride in
My world
And it's not a place I have to hide in
Life's not worth a damn
Till I can say
Hey world, I am what I am

I am what I am
I don't want praise I don't want pity
I bang my own drum
Some think it's noise I think it's pretty
And so what if I love each sparkle and each bangle
Why not see things from a different angle
Your life is a shame
Till you can shout out I am what I am

I am what I am
And what I am needs no excuses
I deal my own deck
Sometimes the aces sometimes the deuces
It's one life and there's no return and no deposit
One life so it's time to open up your closet
Life's not worth a damn till you can shout out
Hey world, I am what I am