High School Outcast

06 Jan

In high school, I asked for permission to decorate a bulletin board that had been empty for months.  I remember dragging out all my art supplies, my Bjork cd’s and a boombox to create my bulletin board in the hallway after school.  I couldn’t have been more excited.  I probably should’ve thought, “Because I do things like this, I have no choice but to be a high school outcast.” but I didn’t really care.  I just had to keep creating.  Empty bulletin boards need to be filled, so I filled the space.

And this is what I made:

Giant bulletin showcasing my two high school hobbies/obsessions: creative writing & art.

This was a huge bulletin board, maybe 4 x 8′?  I don’t know.  It was big.  It wasn’t very well received by the student body.  Maybe putting my words/art/soul up on a giant board in a well-trafficked hall in my small town/small-minded high school (where I was already known as the weirdo) wasn’t the smartest idea.  I overheard students laughing at it (and me) several times.  I don’t think I’ve even looked at this image since high school because it made me feel kind of embarrassed.  It was like I couldn’t help myself.  Sometimes I just have to do things like this regardless of what people think and they aren’t always kind.

Now I look at it and think “Man, high school was rough. And I was brave.”



Writing reads:

The world so BIG, spins through the

universal sky, suspended upon BIGGER dreams than

we can dream.  Try to capture the whole

world in your unsteady hands and it will BURST,

like an untouchable bubble . . .

Let the world

spin its own dreams and

dream your own, while tiptoeing

upon the perfect

surface of this suspended



Posted by on 01.06.13 in Audio's Life


3 responses to “High School Outcast

  1. Gypsy Sauerwein

    01.06.13 at 3:57 pm

    That was YOU? Seriously? Because I thought it was incredible but I didn’t know who did it.
    From one outcast to another, you made my world a little more beautiful. ^^


    • audiohelkuik

      01.07.13 at 9:41 am

      That was ME! You know, we should’ve paired up and formed a creative outcast duo in high school. Sorry I was dedicated to the loner life.


      • Gypsy Sauerwein

        01.07.13 at 1:18 pm

        Ha, I was WAY too scared of you. Also, potentially not awesome enough. ;3



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