Grace and Kindness
I started at DeviantArt in August. The people here have extended grace and kindness to such a degree and in so many ways, it's tough for me to articulate.
Until recently, I designed my life to include a very small number of people. Most of my professional career I've worked from home in a room, at a desk, alone. That life suits me better than it would most people, but it's not a sustainable way to live. Humans just aren't built to be alone.
I can't see the full range and degree of the effects of my self-chosen isolation. But I notice some. Broadly speaking, I could use some work in acting like a normal human person in day t
Many people I speak with about deviantART immediately form opinions about the site based only on the domain name. I think the initial reaction for most people (and interestingly enough, especially those people above the age of 30) goes something like, “Deviant? Hmm.. I wonder what that site is about..”
After many conversations in which I found myself trying to convince a person that the site does not focus on or dedicate itself to deviant sexual behavior or images (one of the more common meaning of the word, “deviant”), I decided to write about how I perceive the meaning behind the name of the site (And it is important to