“Stout as a horse, affectionate, haughty, electrical, I and this mystery here we stand.” This small quote is the most personally descriptive and unique in the free verse poem Song of Myself. It described every human aspect of our human lives and personalities. The stanza is a perfect representative of my thoughts, my attitude, and my traits.
“Stout as a horse” can mean any number of feelings. To me, it represents the strong-souled person. Almost everyone that I call my “close friend” I call them stout as a horse. Of course, I don’t mean this in a literal sense, but a sense with a special and deeper meaning. Everything in their attitude affects us. We are all stout as a horse. We all have that forceful determination telling us not to give up. And it’s that same determination that takes us wherever our fate and dreams take us down life’s rocky road. That assertiveness is a treasured quality that should be a great privilege to possess. It gives you inner power and tells the world around you that you are not afraid to look at new challenges that you are faced with everyday. Just as that stanza indicates, there truly is no death. Your soul lives in you forever and so does your personality.
“Affection” is a part of us that we would never change. It is the part of our heart that never grows old. It is the part of us that is compassionate, friendly, and willing to embrace new people, concepts, and experiences. Affection is the one simple word that inter-twines our lives together like a woven, silky, spider web. Interconnection of all people comes into play here. Including myself, people all around this world are connected somehow. Whether it be a sweet touch and a hug from a loved one or a sincere smile and a pat on the back of a shoulder from a stranger on the sidewalk. It is a strong emotion that ties our lives and world together, even holds families together. This is a word that I hold dearly. Without affection there would be no love in the world. There would be no friends or family to depend on and talk to when you need a helping hand. I cannot imagine going through my entire life alone. Affection is something that I value now and will for the rest of my life.
Imagine a world where everything you believe is true, is actually a TV Show. Now you’re in the world of Truman Burbank, an ‘average’ person whose entire life is broadcasted to the world. Christof the director of the Truman show states that “We accept the reality of the world in which we are presented. ” This is a key issue in “The Truman Show” but does it apply to our real lives? Do we question ...
“Haughty”, defined as having disdain for another, is an emotion everyone has even if they don’t yet realize it. Everyone has experienced this in one form or another. The smallest annoyance that may bother you is also a form of connection. A strong dislike for another person is what separates our individuality. For example, as one person may not particularly like another, but one person does show how we express our actions.
“Electrical” has a gigantic variety of meanings. It can mean anything about you, your personality, how you have fun, if you are a happy person overall. I am an electrical person. Spontaneous and carefree when I can be.
“I and this mystery here we stand”. There are thousands of mysteries in this world and we are all tied with them. What makes us different is we learn something new about ourselves and others around us everyday. That is what makes up special and unique.