By R.J. Garcia
She moved with the ease of a person who knew their place in the world. She joined all the clubs. She even started a few new clubs. Almost everybody liked her. Okay, that girl is cool, too, but she’s definitely not a wallflower.
What is a wallflower? A wallflower can be a male or female. They are thinkers and have a lot more figured out than many of their peers. They don’t have the confidence to announce it over the PA system. They stay back and prefer to blend in. They only have one photo in the year book. They aren’t big on social media, but might have an interesting, anonymous blog. A wallflower is a type of loner, but may have one, or two close friends. They are never the bullies, and are interesting if you take the time to get to know them. They possess the trait of being good listeners which is very rare among the masses of high school kids.
If you are a wallflower you probably write poetry, or maybe haikus, hardly anyone ever reads. He might be the boy who sits in the back of the room in your visual art’s class and never says a word and wears the same hoody every day. He doesn’t really do anything to his hair, but it remains perfectly tousled. She may be the girl with the shy smile, you pass in the hall. For Charlie Brown, she was the little red headed girl. The conception of a wallflower has a little mystery, angst and allure to it. Do you know a wallflower? Are you a wallflower?