Day 1628: Be You

Be you.

Everybody else is taken.

Being me, I am checking whether my memory of that quote is correct. Actually, it’s

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde

“Be you” is today’s title because, to be honest,  I see “be you” in several of my pictures from yesterday.

Be you and tell me if you agree.

















Someone or something is being difficult: I had to restart my computer twice to post those photos.  Being me, I had to let you know.

Here’s a Be-atle being him:


Please be you and leave a comment be-low.

I shall be me and express  gratitude to all who helped me create this post by being them and — of course! — to you, for being you.


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38 thoughts on “Day 1628: Be You

  1. Love this. Yes, be you.

  2. I like the Dr. Seuss version of the quote 😉 “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.”

  3. Reminds me of Chris Cornell, “Be yourself…it’s all that you can do.”

  4. Took me years to get over the fear that nobody would like “me”. What to be oh what to be? The best thing about ageing losing a lot of fear. Some is wisdom, some growth and a whole lotta I’m just too tired to give f?$&@ anymore. I think I’m pretty awesome.

  5. Debbie Terman

    I love your photos (and lists) of helpful phrases. When you post them, I type them into my own ongoing “What Helps” document, which is now more than 2 pages long (one phrase per line at 10 point type). Now if I could only remember to pull up and look through that file when things are not going so well…

  6. I love this today! I’ll be me, you be you, and all will be well! Loved the Maca number. Found another version with many celebs backing him up and will add to my Your Weekly Diversion blog this weekend. ❤️❤️

  7. If you hadn’t quoted Oscar Wilde I would have been tempted to because I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t love the writings of Wilde, and yet I thought that quoting someone else’s words might be contrary to the spirit of being myself, and I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t have second thoughts about things like that. At times they can be frustrating but I believe such second thoughts help me do the best I can, and when I’m hit by self-doubt I can reassure myself that this too shall pass. And I think, be yourself because no one else will.
    And who else would leave such a long, rambling comment?

  8. Be-ing me, I am ineluctably drawn to Be in that photo of paths along a creek/brook that is simply Be-ing itself. In fact, I would not Be me if I didn’t get up off my tush today and Be-come a Be-youtiful walker around our Be-loved neighborhood. Except it might rain. In which case, my Be-youtiful butt will hit the wildly Be-coming semi-recumbent recliner in my Be-yond Be-youtiful living room (Be-cause it’s air conditioned!) and wonder whether I am truly Be-ing me! 🙂

  9. I’ll be me. Unless I can be Batman. Can’t pass the chance up to be Batman.

  10. The photo of the chalk hearts on the ground makes me want to go and draw some in the street 🙂

  11. There are some people I wouldn’t mind having doubles of…..some I think one is more than plenty. 😉

    I could go for a dozen or so Ann Koplows 🙂

  12. I am me as being you would be strange, I am who I am and I hope I am a good person, I try to be good and caring and loving. I am not perfect although I like to say I am because if I don’t say it who else would of course it is said tongue in cheek………………….we need to enjoy being ourselves in order to enjoy life

  13. Nice to hear the Macca singing. And those pictures with the beautiful arched bridge are very lovely shots.

  14. Once it would have been me to run for miles along that towpath. Now I have a less active me

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  16. You figured it out, Ann. I enjoy the light at the end of the tunnel photos. So glad you kept on keeping on.

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  18. You are so good at being you Ann 💕

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