Rebellion: The Art of (Miss) Behaving.

Via Andrea Balt
on Apr 5, 2012
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(Keira Knightley - Flaunt Outtakes by Yu Sai via Tumblr)

I disagree with myself often.

I talk to my Self in the mirror.

I want to punch myself in the face (or love myself, sometimes it’s the same thing).

I’m not sure Who or What I am.

I write myself letters to find out.

And make fun of myself to understand.

I take pictures of myself to see what I’m missing.

I speak about myself in the third person, hoping ‘she’ answers back.

It’s a relief to come to terms with the fact that you’re not one, but many. Out of those many mes, some I’d just love to hate. Others, I’d hate to love. But there’s a third kind, the (miss) behaving nonconformist mes I don’t believe but—strangely—trust. The ones I can let be, love and unlove, like coffee; taste and distaste, like water.

Still, when I close my mouth, I think I understand. Not life, but something like it. Some kind of breathing house you can only build by hit and miss. Unfit for the world but fit for some world. In which the only rule is the exception. Where playing is a sine qua non.

“Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.”

~ Tom Robbins


“Rebel children, I urge you, fight the turgid slick of conformity with which they seek to smother your glory.”

~ Russel Brand

(via Tumblr)

“Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.”

 ~ Albert Camus


“I really can’t think about kissing when I’ve got a rebellion to incite.” 

~ Suzanne Collins


‘Cause when your middle finger starts answering every question, maybe it’s time for some (mindful) misbehaving, no? That or meditation


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About Andrea Balt

Co-Founder / Editor in Chief of Rebelle Society, Wellness Alchemist at Rebelle Wellness & Creativity Curator at Creative Rehab. Unfinished book with a love for greens, bikes and poetry; raised by wolves & adopted by people; not trying to make art but to Be Art. Holds a BA in Journalism & Mass Communication, an MFA in Creative Writing & a Holistic Health Coach degree from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®. In her work she tries to reflect the wholeness of the human experience by combining Art & Health + Brains & Beauty + Darkness & Brilliance into a more alive, unabridged and unlimited edition of ourselves. She is also on a quest to reinstate Creativity as one of our essential Human Rights to (hopefully and soon) be included in the UN Declaration. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and sign up for her Monthly Stroke of Renaissance.


4 Responses to “Rebellion: The Art of (Miss) Behaving.”

  1. Love your writing, Andrea! Cheers!

  2. Andréa Balt says:

    Thanks Lynn! Love back.

  3. Eric says:

    "Unfit for the world but fit for some world." ~c'est moi.
    I beg to differ with Suzanne Collins: rebellion or not, there is no need to think about kissing. Just do it 🙂