the joys of blending in

Say hello to my friends the degus. They’re cozy in their bed and still paying attention to the strange thing approaching (aka, me).

We live in a world that praises people for standing out, for being different. That is awesome. I fully support that. But there are also times when blending in, camouflaging, gives someone a better vantage point to observe, to listen, to learn.

Or even just to snuggle up away from the strange thing approaching.

By all means, take the stage when the spotlight is on you. I certainly do. (And I also switch metaphors mid-stream apparently.)

Outside of those moments, are there ways that you like to blend in to observe & listen?